Following the claims of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein by several women, women everywhere are speaking up about the times they have been abused and against their abusers.
Started by Tarana Burke more than 10 years ago and now being used by celebrities and everyone else, the #MeToo hashtag is opening eyes and enlightening people to just how far the issue of sexual harassment is spread, and just how much it has been normalized.
#MeToo, more than anything, is giving people the courage to speak up without the fear of condemnation.
See some #MeToo tweets below:
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) October 18, 2017
— Loose Women (@loosewomen) October 19, 2017
One in five women has been the victim of attempted or completed rape in their lifetime #metoo
— FB (@ForeignnBae) October 19, 2017
— Jody Porter (@jodyporter_) October 19, 2017
You don’t have to believe me. I lived it. It’s now about helping other people in the world scared to stand up to their abusers. #MeToo
— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 19, 2017
— LIZ THE🌪IS COMING🍕 (@LizCrokin) October 19, 2017
— ➸ Kelly ♥ (@EvilRegalKelly) October 18, 2017
I feel scared to post this but it's important for me to realize that it was not my fault. Girls, it't never your fault. #MeToo
— Anonimo_Camila (@Camimore2020) October 18, 2017
Really going to speak up. My rapist/ abuser was my boyfriend at the time. Took me years to accept what it actually was #metoo
— Sarah L. Sheppard (@scrappysheppard) October 18, 2017
Mine was my brother #metoo
— Kasia Fields🎈 (@kasialynn7) October 18, 2017
You're both being so brave.
It was my father.
Thank you for giving us the courage and the voice.#MeToo
— RebelMel #IvansArmy (@mimicreature) October 18, 2017
I probably will never have the courage to speak up about this, but for what’s its worth, #MeToo
— b. (@baileybettes) October 18, 2017
As a child, who was sexually assaulted aged 14, I find the woman on BBC Radio 4 accusing us of "victimhood" utterly abhorrent. #MeToo
— Madeleina Kay (@albawhitewolf) October 18, 2017
I didn't tweet #MeToo bc I was scared it was attention-seeking or that my assaults weren't Bad Enough, which feels like part of the problem
— no dana, only zuul (@DanaSchwartzzz) October 18, 2017
— Champagne mami🥀 (@kenzieemccaann) October 18, 2017
“Boys will be boys” is not an excuse. #MeToo
— Danayi Musamirapamwe (@DanayiM) October 18, 2017
being sexually assaulted is embarrassing, belittling and humiliating. But i myself and every other victim stand strong together❤️ #MeToo
— meg hopwood (@myhopwood) October 18, 2017
#MeToo for how long i thought my experience wasn't valid because 'other people have had it worse'
— eleanor🎃 (@boringblueb0y) October 18, 2017
I pray that if I ever have a daughter, she never experiences the things I have #MeToo
— ari (@ariana_shanae) October 18, 2017
#MeToo isn’t a pity party for women and men who’ve dealt with this. It’s real proof that this isn’t ok and it happens. Every. Single. Day.
— Morgan Taylor (@radiomorgtaylor) October 18, 2017
If you're a man surprised by #MeToo, you're not listening to the women in your life or they aren't comfortable talking to you. Fix that.
— Robbie Kemp (@Robbie_the_Kemp) October 18, 2017
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