This keyword essay explores the political value and the limitations of the #MeToo movement. While the debates around #MeToo have largely centered on the politics of law and language, this essay suggests that buried in these debates lies a more fundamental set of questions about the apprehension of political agency in the present neoliberal moment. Along the way, the essay works to disentangle two interrelated yet distinct dimensions of #MeToo: first, as an intervention in corporate and institutional cultures where women are systematically susceptible to abuse; second, as a dystopian commentary on the psychic life of gender today.

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