The #METOO Movement and Women's Protest in Spain

Lecture | March 5 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 130

 Eva Anduiza, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

 Institute of European Studies, Law, Boalt School of

In March 2018 thousands of women took the streets in Spain to protest against gender inequality, discrimination and sexual Violence following the social media campaigns #metoo, #yotambién and #cuéntalo.
The presentation explores the causes and consequence of the participation in these events using panel survey data. What is the effect of sociodemographic characteristics, motivations and mobilization on the likelihood to take part in the protests? What is the role played by attitudinal priors, social media and celebrities that have engaged in these issues? Does participation in these events make citizens more likely to consider themselves as feminist and to support gender equality? Have these protests elicited a backlash reaction towards more anti-feminist positions?

Eva Anduiza is professor of political science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona where she is also ICREA Academia research fellow. She directs the research group on Democracy, Elections and Citizenship and has until recently also directed the Master in Political Science. Eva Anduiza is currently 2018-19 fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences at Stanford University.