There has been hundreds of people online, mostly women, posting the status update ‘Me Too’ over the past few days and you may be wondering why.
The ‘Me Too’ movement happening on social media is to speak up on sexual harassment that many women and girls go through both online and offline in the circles they are in. This was sparked by the whole Harvey Weinstein case of an American movie producer who has now been alleged to have sexually harassed so many actresses in Hollywood and beyond, who are speaking up agianst him now. You can see that full story here.
The point of this blog is to show how solidarity of a common cause doesn’t have to take pace physically. even social media works! The power of a device connected to the internet for a cause can never be underestimated. Both men and women shared their sentiments on sexual harassment and abuse:
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) October 15, 2017
Don’t say you have a mother, a sister, a daughter…
Say you have a father, a brother, a son who can do better.
We all can.#MeToo
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) October 16, 2017
The whole #metoo should open our eyes, this is real. It happens to all of us, no matter what gender or skin color we are.
— Naomi (@MimaKatt_) 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
Sexual assault is still assault even if it comes from someone who tells you that they love you.#MeToo
— whorechacha (@HibiscusHunny) October 17, 2017
Sometimes when we open our mouths to tell you to stop, silence is all that comes out. Silence sure as hell isn’t consent.#MeToo
— Lauren Drew (@laurwred) October 17, 2017
— Jensen Ackles (@JensenAckles) October 17, 2017
I believe no woman or girls has to experience harassment and bullying online, and we fully stand with everyone who has ever been through it, so here’s another ‘Me Too’ to add, for my experiences online and offline.