The #MeToo and Time's Up movements have reshifted the balance of power in arts and culture. At DW's Global Media Forum in Bonn, a panel of prominent women discuss the seismic changes underway.
#MeToo: How has it changed the arts? Lebanese writer and journalist Joumana Haddad doesn't let anyone get between her and her right to express herself. One of the most influential women's rights activists in the Arab world, she's not afraid to speak her mind or voice criticism of the conservative face of its culture and her country's repressive sexual ethics. Haddad was in Bonn for this year's Global Media Forum. There she took part in the debate "Muse, Maestra, #MeToo - How Female Is Culture Today?", organized by Arts.21.
Along with Joumana Haddad, the panel also included: American curator and film programmer Ellen Harrington,
Indian author and publisher Urvashi Butalia, and French filmmaker and activist Rokhaya Diallo.
Four strong women; four strong positions! See Part 1 of this engaging discussion. Part 2 follows in the next edition of Arts.21.