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One year of #MeToo: the legacy of Black women’s testimonies

Author: Allyson Hobbs

In: The New Yorker, 2018

Hobbs explores the tradition of testimony over sexual assault allegations by women of colour – from Harriet Jacobs’ case in 1861 up to now - and how that has facilitated testimony today in the US. She advocates a more inclusive narrative that can overcome the gender-only or race-only approach to telling stories of sexual abuse.