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Laverne Cox Discusses How the #MeToo Movement Can Be More Intersectional



About the diversity of the #MeToo movement :
“I think we can always be more intersectional, we can always include more people.

The discrimination that has occurred in the movement :
“I remember all the actresses came out and said that he had assaulted them and done the things he’s accused of doing. First person he challenged was Lupita Nyong’o. A black woman. All of these other women, he didn’t say anything. He didn’t say I didn’t do it. But the first person he challenged was Lupita Nyong’o. And I think, this can’t be a coincidence.”

Trans women’s role in the movement :
“I notice when some trans women have come forward and say that they have been sexually assaulted there has been a different tenor in terms of the ways they’ve been believed as opposed to other women who are not trans,”

her own experience with a non-consensual sexual encounter :
“The encounter was consensual but then something happened that wasn’t consensual. He had no idea that his behavior was predatory, that he didn’t have consent. We have to be really careful about the messages we’re sending to our young people of all genders about what consent is.”

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Tags: #metoo, black celebrities, feminism / social issues, lgbtq / rights, race / racism, sexism
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