For #MeToo movement, a mixed reception in nations outside US [ABC News]

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In this Oct. 29, 2017 file photo, demonstrators hold placards reading

Thanks to the vast reach of social media and the prevalence of sexual misconduct in virtually every society, the #MeToo movement has proven itself a genuinely global phenomenon. Yet its impact varies widely from country to country, from potentially momentous to inconsequential.

No other nation has experienced anything close to the developments in the United States, the movement’s birthplace, where scores of prominent men — among them politicians, media stars and movie moguls — have lost jobs and reputations after facing sexual misconduct allegations.

As the global women’s movement prepares for International Women’s Day on Thursday, it’s clear the record elsewhere is mixed.

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