Seeing beyond women as ‘objects for sexual use’ essential for culture of respect

9 June 2019

Inspired by the movement for the liberation of women, Professor Catharine MacKinnon established the legal grounds for defining sexual harassment as sex discrimination, and the concept of “gender crime”, through her work with the International Criminal Court.

Speaking to UN News about the #MeToo movement against male exploitation, the UN Women advisor, warned that to achieve a true culture of respect, “women need to be seen beyond objects for sexual use”.

She talked to Ana Carmo about the UN gender equality agency’s recent publication on sexual harassement, and elaborated on what needs to be done to create a more equal society.

Audio Credit:
Ana Carmo, UN News
Audio Duration:
14'8"

 

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