A groundbreaking account of the #MeToo movement in Brazil, China, Nigeria, Pakistan, Egypt, Tunisia and Sweden, with a forward from #MeToo founder and activist Tarana Burke.
Inspiring, insightful, and profoundly moving, this book is a must-read for women and men alike ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton
You’ll be moved by the brave women in Awakening ~ Malala Yousafzai
Awakening by Rachel Vogelstein and Meighan Stone
All over the world, #MeToo inspired generations of women to fight in new ways for their rights. Yet so far, the news is dominated by narratives of celebrities and politicians in the US and UK. These are the stories you haven’t heard. Stories of campaigning in the face of censorship, arrest and murder. Stories from favelas, film sets and feted institutions. Stories of passing groundbreaking laws against sexual harassment. For these women, #MeToo was not the beginning – and it is not the end.
In Nigeria, women rise up against systemic abuse in universities and megachurches. Chinese activists drown out internet censors and defy arrests. In Egypt, protestors remain tenacious even as their president calls them terrorists. Pakistani actresses confront accused predators in court. Brazilian women run for office at the risk of intimidation and murder. And in Sweden, a country prided on its commitment to gender equality, the movement rocks citizens to their core.
Some had been campaigning for years on feminist causes; some were galvanised by a movement that spread like wildfire on social media. Awakening brings together personal stories with expert political analysis to champion their courage, understand their societies and gauge the battles yet to be won. It will open your eyes to the greatest global reckoning on women’s rights in history.