In the latest chapter of the conversation around sexual harassment and abuse, two Democratic politicians are now under fire. Former Vice President Joe Biden is addressing several women’s accusations that he inappropriately touched them, and Virginia’s Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax is denying allegations that he sexually assaulted two women.

Where do each of these recent events fit in the context of the ongoing reckonings of #MeToo? And what do they say more broadly about the cultural shifts beyond this moment?


Koa Beck - Joan Shorenstein Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Shorenstein Center where she is working on a forthcoming book about white feminism.