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Twitter Users trend #MeToo to Speak About Sexual Harassment



Twitter Users trend #MeToo to Speak About Sexual Harassment - BellaNaijaFollowing 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:

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  1. Wow

    October 19, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    The unfortunate truth is that “Metoo” is the status of majority of us girls who grew up/ are growing up in Naija ?. No thanks to Houseboys, Randy uncles, cousins, teachers and the list goes on. God help/save the girl child.

  2. Vanilla

    October 19, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    I know this is true and real but people are misusing it. So I flirt with you with sexual undertone is harrasment?? Wow!
    If we are dating now and we had sex and tomorrow you get angry and break up for whatever reason, that sex is a rape? Because someone described something like that up there as rape.

    I was once almost raped by the infamous Alhaji Gay that died some years back and I know rape or even attempted rape can be really disgusting. However, me asking you to a drink is in no way some type of harrasment. You people should calm down! Say no, go and tell him you only came because you respected him, whatever but don’t say he harassed you!

    • tunmi

      October 20, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      please elaborate….because I do not want to believe that you are shaming people and you want them to only tell the stories that fit your definition. And if we could not do hypotheticals….because what you think will happen isn’t what happens.

  3. ND Babe

    October 19, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    just sitting in my seat jeje and waiting for this to hit Naija twitterverse??-what am I thinking! In Nigeria sexual harassment is practiced @ the frequency with which we greet good morning and the perpetrators are both female and male. I’m gonna be waiting forever.

  4. tunmi

    October 20, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    which is more important to you: that people are misusing it or that people are able to put voice to their trauma.

    And yes flirting with sexual undertones to someone who does not want it or has communicated that they don’t want it or under the false pretense of an unrelated matter, is sexual harassment. It happens to men and women.

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