“#MeToo, Men, and Responsibility”

It’s a sad fact that the #MeToo movement surprised men more than women. Sexual harassment and assault have scarred the lives of most women in one way or another. Until this recent wave of revelations, most men were, at best, oblivious of the plight of their mothers, daughters, and wives, or heedlessly blind to the impact of their own harassing and abusive behavior. How does the #MeToo movement affect the identity and social responsibility of men? Hugh Taft-Morales explores how we can best honor the courage fueling the #MeToo movement and honor the worth of all women.

Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. His presence in Ethical Culture has been termed “invigorating.” Taft-Morales lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife Maureen, a Latin American Analyst with the Congressional Research Service, with whom he has three beloved children, Sean, Maya, and Justin.

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