Published by The Source Weekly
So here we are, raising awareness about something that feels as familiar as ordering coffee. — Anonymous (Posted to FB in response to #Me Too)
On Oct. 15, two words dominated social media feeds after actress Alyssa Milano made a simple request. In response to a suggestion from a friend, she tweeted, “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” The intention was to give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.
Within hours, women took up the two-word phrase as a rallying cry against sexual assault. The hashtag #MeToo flooded Facebook and Twitter along with stories of assault that ranged from catcalls on the street to uninvited groping and rape. Reports from the two companies verified that in less than 24 hours, the hashtag appeared in 12 million posts and 500,000 tweets, affecting 45 percent of the social network’s users in the U.S. [Read More…]