ABSTRACT

Late in 2017, attention to women’s experiences in the workplace occupied a prominent place in media headlines in the United States. The #MeToo hashtag that sprung up on social media helped bring awareness to the widespread sexual harassment and sexual assault experienced by women in the workplace. #MeToo drew attention to the magnitude of the problem, let victims know they were not alone, created social movement, and empowered women to speak their truth. Women in many occupational sectors including entertainment, politics, corporations, and the media came forward to share their stories. The absence of #MeToo women in the sport landscape is puzzling, especially given the historic documentation that sport as a powerful social institution is male-centred, male-dominated and male-led – features of the workplace that make harassment and abuse more likely for the token or underrepresented group.