“He Meddled with or Molested Me”: #MeToo protests in Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill’s poetry

Hawk, Chang (2021) “He Meddled with or Molested Me”: #MeToo protests in Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill’s poetry. 3L; Language,Linguistics and Literature,The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies., 27 (2). pp. 76-88. ISSN 0128-5157


Official URL: https://ejournal.ukm.my/3l/issue/view/1407


The year 2017 was pivotal for women because of the #MeToo movement’s global momentum. People were alerted to the abuses of power and sexual harassment by male authorities in different fields such as government, entertainment and industry. These scandals also helped bring attention to the objectification of women’s normalised bodies and their subjugation in patriarchal cultures. Yet neither this disempowerment of women nor women’s coming forward new, because they have been widely explored in contemporary women’s writing. Examining Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill’s poetry from the prism of #MeToo, this paper discusses women’s imprisonment and silence, their harassment and victimisation and the docility of their bodiesin traditional patriarchal discourse. This paper aims to investigate how women are monitored physically and mentally in male-centred contexts, how they are molested in traditional societies and how they can be empowered by coming forward and telling their own stories.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:The #MeToo movement; Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill; Women; Harassment; Silence
Journal:3L ; Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature
ID Code:17310
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:11 Aug 2021 02:22
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