After the Nobel Peace Prize, it's time to focus on victims of rape

Ten years ago, when I was raped, I never could have predicted a single six-character hashtag would come to symbolise - at least for the media - all the world's survivors of sexual assault and misconduct.

But #MeToo is apparently a trend, and news stories around rape are now "topical", even though this crime has been taking place for all of human history. So a year on from the start of the so-called #MeToo era, how can we take stock of everything that has emerged since the Harvey Weinstein scandal first broke?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 12, 2018, with the headline 'After the Nobel Peace Prize, it's time to focus on victims of rape'. Print Edition | Subscribe