‘Me too’ is the new trending post on all social media platforms be it Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The campaign is launched with an aim to show support to those suffering from sexual harassment.
This isn't about gaining sympathy, we want people to realize the magnitude of sexual assault. It shouldn't be as common as it it. #metoo
— sad but like ironically (@imMaryCatherine) October 16, 2017
This campaign started a day after Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of rape and sexual assault. It was decided by the board of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to remove him after he was bashed on media for claims of sexual abuse and physical assault.
He was fired from Weinstein Company, the movie and television studio he co-founded. His story was revealed this October on The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine. At least 40 actresses and models have suffered physical abuse from Weinstein.
To all the women sharing stories of sexual assault and sexual harassment, thank you for your bravery to speak up. You are not alone. #MeToo
— Women's March (@womensmarch) October 15, 2017
Now as a reaction to him and all those people who feel sexually abusing women is their right, women all around the world have started this campaign called ‘Me Too’. It is to encourage women to speak up to the men who torture them.
Every single woman has a #MeToo story.
If that doesn't terrify you then you're the problem.
— BREAKFAST BINT (@zaanbanaan) October 16, 2017
American actress Alyssa Milano started this and from then on people all around have spread it and talked about the harassment they have endured.
It’s not common that people who face such issues, publically discuss their experience and trauma. They try to hide it but this campaign is to give power to those who feel afraid to talk. It is a platform for them to voice their deepest fears and talk about the harassment they have faced.
Being too scared to speak out because you think everyone around you will believe the male who did it over you. #MeToo
— 𝒍𝒂𝒅𝒚 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒅𝒂𝒊𝒏 | #blm | wear a mask (@shelbysolomons) October 16, 2017
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