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What the new course on the MeToo movement at University of Toronto entails

The syllabus mainly focuses on North American media, but the diversity of the students brings a wider perspective to the discourse

me too movement | Harvey Weinstein

Indira Kannan 

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(From left) Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken and Aziz Ansari

For the past few weeks, over a hundred students, mostly female, have been taking classes in a huge lecture hall at the University of Toronto for a unique course. Titled “#MeToo and the Media”, the half-year course that is part of the Books and Media Studies programme at St Michael’s College, is a new effort to give academic shape and heft to a phenomenon that has changed the social, legal and media landscape in many countries around the world, including India.



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First Published: Sat, November 23 2019. 00:43 IST