Pepper Schwartz on the “Me Too Era”

  • September 19, 2019 • 11:45 AM – 1 PM
  • Bauer Hall, 230

The Me Too movement has brought a long-needed course correction to sexual harassment, sexual intimidation and workplace sexual abuse.  This lecture goes over the chronology of events to understand why this has happened right now and then examines policy dilemmas of competing values about due process, victim protection, offender punishments and differing approaches within and outside of feminism.

Acclaimed author, researcher and television personality, Pepper Schwartz has devoted her life to furthering the fields of intimacy and sexuality. After achieving a BA and MA at Washington University, St. Louis, Schwartz went on to receive her PhD in Sociology at Yale University in 1974. Over the next 40 years, Pepper has become a prolific writer, authoring many academic and popular articles as well as 25 books on the subjects of love, sexuality and commitment. Currently, Pepper serves as AARP’s first Love & Relationship Expert & Ambassador and teaches at the University of Washington in Seattle.

This talk is sponsored by the Weidenbaum Center and the Sociology Department.