The “Me Too” campaign has taken many social media platforms by storm. The movement is about sexual harassment and sexual assault. The goal is to convey the magnitude of these crimes and to show how many women have become victims. Alyssa Milano was the first to spark the conversation, posting “if you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted, write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet,” on Twitter.
Many public figures have come forward, sharing their own experiences or simply supporting the movement. This conversation has shown that sexual harassment and assault aren’t uncommon. These actions are actually extremely common, and it’s a real issue. Some women who have shared their stories are America Ferrera, Lady Gaga, and Lena Headey, to name only a few.
This movement began just weeks after the Harvey Weinstein scandal came out. If you have a story, or are in support of this movement, join the conversation. #MeToo is more than just a hashtag; it shows how many women have been a victim to sexual assault or harassment. It is an issue that is being talked about and it is bringing women together. It is nice to see that, even in times of darkness, women and men can come together and try to put an end to sexual harassment and assault.
My name is Jordan Raes and I am 21 years old. I am attending Central Michigan University and I am majoring Journalism.