The #metoo activism has made personal, often silenced experiences of sexual harassment and abuse political through quantification and public recognition. The movement has developed globally in closed groups, outside established political movements, and has been publicly discussed in newspapers’ leading articles, in talk shows, and in seminars. Trade unions, political parties and authorities have responded with legislative proposals and investigations, and certain individuals have been exposed and in some cases forced to leave their jobs. As a phenomena it has also generated attention in academia, as a case for research within different areas.

The purpose with this forum is to provide an overview of current research on #metoo-activism in Sweden and internationally. If you are aware of relevant research not included here, please e-mail khansson@dsv.su.se.

The forum is hosted by the Department of Systems Sciences (DSV) at Stockholm University, where we are combining systems sciences in a social sciences perspective with applied computer science and communication technologies. One of our major research focus is e-democracy where net activism such as #metoo is of great interest.