The Oxford Comment

The Oxford Comment


Revisiting Toxic Masculinity and #MeToo – Episode 85 – The Oxford Comment

July 25, 2023

On today’s episode, we explore two recognizable components in contemporary conversations on gender and gendered violence. First, we welcomed Robert Lawson, the author of Language and Mediated Masculinities: Cultures, Contexts, Constraints, to share how language intersects with masculinity in media spaces and how it may be our best weapon in combatting rising misogyny. We then interviewed Iqra Shagufta Cheema, the editor of The Other #MeToos, who spoke with us about the origins of the #MeToo movement, how it has been received around the world, and how it has changed—and will continue to change—to meet the needs of the victims for which it advocates.



For more information on Language and Mediated Masculinities, check out: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/language-and-mediated-masculinities-9780190081058

For more information on The Other #MeToos, check out: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-other-metoos-9780197619872


A PDF transcript for this episode can be found here.


Please subscribe to The Oxford Comment through your favourite podcast app to listen to the latest insights from our expert authors:

– Amazon Music: https://oxford.ly/3O8bPBH

– Apple Podcasts: https://oxford.ly/2RuYMPa

– Google Podcasts: https://oxford.ly/38UpF5h

– iHeartRadio: https://oxford.ly/3xBtxaQ

– Spotify: https://oxford.ly/2JLNTTO

– Stitcher: https://oxford.ly/2R0fVNZ

– TuneIn: https://oxford.ly/3jKR0OG

– YouTube: https://oxford.ly/2YY4iMT


The Oxford Comment Crew:

Executive Producer: Steven Filippi

Associate Producers: Rachel Havard and Meghan Schaffer

Host: Rachel Havard


Music: Filaments by Podington Bear is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.


© Oxford University Press


loaded