Kent State Offers Class on #MeToo Movement

What first gained attention in Hollywood has now spread to a classroom at Kent State University, where an English professor is turning the #MeToo movement into curriculum.

Kent State's Vera Camden Offers Class on #MeToo Movement
Vera Camden, Ph.D., in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, is leading the university’s first class of its kind in discussions about misogyny, sexual assault and feminism, as they relate to the movement.

A total of 10 students attend the class, eight women and two men. They include a maternal depression therapist, debate coach, future law student who hopes to work in the fields of social justice and women’s law and an Ohio Center for the Book Visiting Scholar at the Cleveland Public Library who is writing a dissertation on the metaphor of the monster as in graphic narratives of female resistance.

The class meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning. The students read articles, watch videos and discuss current events as they relate to the #MeToo movement, such as the sexual allegations that surrounded Brett Kavanaugh prior to his appointment as a Supreme Court justice.

Dr. Camden says that she has always been interested in women’s voices and says the class is continuously evolving with new situations and media coverage.

Dr. Camden’s class has caught the attention of local media. Read more about the course from WKYC and

POSTED: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 11:32am
UPDATED: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 4:21pm
Kristin Anderson