A Qualitative Study on the Passive Response to #MeToo Movement in Thailand (79740)

Session Information: Culture in Politics & Politics in Culture
Session Chair: Yasuko Suga

Sunday, 26 May 2024 13:20
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 705
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The hashtag #MeToo became viral on social media in 2017 as an opportunity for the public to raise awareness about sexual harassment. It created a ripple effect and became a global phenomenon through which women revealed their experiences with sexual harassment. However, the movement has not gained much traction in Thailand. Through this qualitative study, the authors explore and analyze the reasons behind Thai women’s lack of response to the #MeToo movement from data collected through semi-structured in-depth interviews with Thai women aged 21 years and above. Based on Hofstede’s cultural dimensions framework, this paper probes into the influence of social and cultural factors leading to the passive response to this movement in Thailand and identifies the themes -Victim blaming, Patriarchy and Rape culture.

Anjana Warren, Mahidol University International College, Thailand
Thitaporn Tieancharoen, Independent Researcher, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Anjana Warren is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Mahidol University International College in Thailand

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