Monitor #MeToo

We monitor the trends and developments of the "MeToo" hashtag to better understand the short- and long-term impact of the conversation

Analyze Engagement

We analyze who is engaging in this ongoing conversation to see if these people are those who are typically marginalized

Investigate Reports

We investigate into whether this conversation is leading to more harassment claims reported, and on how the #MeToo Movement connects to political events

About Us

At the one year anniversary of the explosion of the #MeToo discussion on Twitter, the Georgetown Massive Data Institute (MDI) and Gender+Justice Initiative (GJI) came together to offer an account of the types of conversations taking place under the hashtag and begin to analyze what the data suggest so far. While it is too early to know the extent to which this online movement will lead to more lasting change, it is evident that the discussion continues to be relevant, dynamic, and reactive to social and political events. We believe that by encouraging women and men to speak out and bystanders to act, #MeToo has the potential to change our collective understanding of sexual assault, reduce our collective tolerance for it, and make a material difference in the lives of women.

Me Too is a global community of survivors. It's a mechanism for action, for empowerment through empathy."
Tarana Burke

Faculty Leads

Portrait of Lisa Singh

Lisa Singh

Professor, Computer Science
Research Professor, MDI

Lisa Singh specializes in data-centric computing. Her research involves aspects of data driven computer science: data mining, data privacy, data science, and data visualization.

Portrait of Naomi Mezey

Naomi Mezey

Professor of Law,
Georgetown Law

Naomi Mezey is a leading scholar of law and culture. Her writings include articles on the role of law in the formation and recognition of identity, including gender and sexuality.

Portrait of Jamillah Bowman Williams

Jamillah Williams

Associate Professor of Law,
Georgetown Law

Jamillah Williams uses social psychology theory and empirical analysis to examine contemporary bias, the effectiveness of anti-discrimination law, and the capacity of law to promote compliance and social change.


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