But what comes next for the culture in the wake of the #MeToo movement? That is exactly what the PBS series will dive into.
The five-part PBS series will explore what happens after the reckoning that is #MeToo in order to create lasting, important change for the culture at large. Titled #MeToo, Now What?, the series will explore both how the movement started and create a dialogue around what could happen next. Zainab Salbi will do the reporting, and will explore topics such as how men can be included in the movement, where race intersects with #MeToo, and how pay inequality factors into the system that allowed rampant sexual misconduct to take place.
The Time's Up initiative, backed by 300 women in the industry, was created following #MeToo in order to help protect vulnerable people across all industries from sexual misconduct and the fallout from reporting such crimes.
From the description of the new program, #MeToo, Now What? will do a deep dive into the many conversations that the movement has sparked — specifically, on social media. #MeToo has brought up a need for a cultural shift, and a five-part PBS series sounds like one way to break down everything that we have learned in the movement's wake.
#MeToo, Now What? airs on PBS Friday, February 2.
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