Denmark’s belated #MeToo moment 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 4:28pm

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Three years ago, when the original #MeToo movement prompted women across the globe to come forward with tales of harassment and sexual abuse, Danish women were skeptical. Denmark has a reputation for gender equality with generous parental leave measures, cheap childcare and low pay disparities between males and females. But all that changed when a popular Danish TV host talked about her sexual harassment. Now, several male politicians are under fire for their behavior and one of them, the mayor of Copenhagen, has resigned. Marco Werman talks to Henriette Laursen, director of Kvinfo, the Danish Centre for Research on Women and Gender.