On Sunday October 15th, #metoo was all over Twitter and Facebook. Eric had to explain to me what it was about.
If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/k2oeCiUf9n
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 15, 2017
I’ve seen amendments to the tweet by changing “women” to “people”, and I think that makes it better.
People is a better term because it is inclusive of trans and nonbinary humans, who are just as likely to be harassed as cis-women.
However, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the #metoo movement was started by Tarana Burke, a Black woman, ten years ago! To join Burke’s movement to amplify the voices of sexual assault survivors, go to metoo.support. (Source that I highly recommend reading. Go! This page will still be here when you’re done. It even opens in a new window! You’ve read it? Good. We can continue.)
I have also seen a couple articles mentioning that there are victims who do not feel safe enough to join in. My heart goes out to them, and please know that this blog is a safe space. Comments are moderated before being posted, so no hate speech will get through. If you need help, we will do everything in our power to help you.
And yes, #metoo.
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