Since #MeToo went viral a year and a half ago, victories have spanned the cultural and the concrete, and “that’s exciting,” said Fatima Goss Graves, the president of the National Women’s Law Center and a founder of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.
“Over 10 states have passed new laws in different parts of the country,” since #MeToo, Ms. Goss Graves said, particularly laws that get at some of the longstanding practices that allow harassment and abuse to thrive, including how companies navigate nondisclosure agreements.
Further, she said, she has seen workers pull together to raise awareness of the harassment they have faced.
“McDonald’s workers went out with their charges of harassment across the country,” Ms. Goss Graves said of the protests that took place in September. “Women across the country in all these sectors aligned themselves with McDonald’s workers.”