"Me Too": Epistemic Injustice and the Struggle for Recognition

Debra L. Jackson
2018 Feminist Philosophy Quarterly  
Congdon (2017), Giladi (2018), and McConkey (2004) challenge feminist epistemologists and recognition theorists to come together to analyze epistemic injustice. I take up this challenge by highlighting the failure of recognition in cases of testimonial and hermeneutical injustice experienced by victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault. I offer the #MeToo movement as a case study to demonstrate how the process of mutual recognition makes visible and helps overcome the epistemic injustice
more » ... uffered by victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault. I argue that in declaring "me too," the epistemic subject emerges in the context of a polyphonic symphony of victims claiming their status as agents who are able to make sense of their own social experiences and able to convey their knowledge to others.
doi:10.5206/fpq/2018.4.6231 fatcat:vlchcifvlzg3bemhwue6o2ktjm