Harvey Weinstein has been in the news for over a week now and for the most despicable reasons. This Sunday, Hollywood actor Alyssa Milano took to Twitter to ask women to open up and share their own personal experiences of sexual harassment/assault.
Women responded immediately and the hashtag #MeToo has taken over the internet.
If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/k2oeCiUf9n
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 15, 2017
Image: Crimson Hexagon
Milano’s tweet has amassed over 57,000 comments and is being used world-over and has also provided a voice for women after last week’s #WomenBoycottTwitter movement in response to actor Rose McGowan’s suspension from the site.
According to Facebook, “4.7 million people around the world have engaged in the ‘Me Too’ conversation on Facebook in solidarity with victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment.”
Here is how women are standing together and sharing their stories with the world:
#MeToo shouldn’t be a joke. sexual harassment statistics are low bc we’re afraid to report. and this is why. congrats, society.
— kate (@rileykatelyn5) October 17, 2017
To those with a #MeToo Story:
I see you.
I acknowledge you.
I believe you.
We should be better.
We can do better.
We will do better.
— Steve Torres (@HeySteeb) October 17, 2017
Seeing all the #MeToo posts makes me want to hug each of you. It’s real. Those of you who can’t post it, you’re loved and supported too.
— Brandie Nelson (@BrandieAnelson) October 17, 2017
— mackenzie (@MackenzieMeek12) October 17, 2017
— Alanna Vagianos (@lannadelgrey) October 17, 2017
It's not your clothing.
It's not your feminism.
It's not your education.
It's your assailant.
— quinn cummings (@quinncy) October 15, 2017
You are not alone. We are in this together. #MeToo
— Women's March (@womensmarch) October 17, 2017
Image: Carlo Allegri, Reuters / Source: nbc washington