Why is Everyone Posting #MeToo On Social Media?

October 16, 2017

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If you've been scrolling through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform you may notice a lot of people posting #MeToo as their status. What's it all about? 

I even posted it as my status today.

So what does it mean? Social media and the news has been filled with stories of women and actresses coming forward that were allegedly sexually harassed, sexually assaulted, or made to feel very uncomfortable by producer Harvey Weinstein. The movement has been created to let other victims know they are not alone and if we can all come together, this behavior can end. 

All it takes is one brave voice to stand up and others will be encouraged to follow. If you just look through Facebook and twitter, you will see the coutless people using the hashtag #Metoo to promote a unified front to fight sexual assualt and harrassment. 

Some women are sharing their stories and others are just using the hashtag. 

Yep. Me, too. #Repost @feminist.up.in.here (@get_repost) ・・・ I've been seeing this going around and I do support it, but I also want everyone to know that they shouldn't feel that they have to tell everyone about their experience if you don't want to ❤️ #MeToo • Me too

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Instagram user Cameron Russel is using her account to share anonymous stories from women in the fashion industry who have been victimized. 

Trigger warning ⚠️ #MyJobShouldNotIncludeAbuse

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And more celebrities are coming forward too.

Yesterday morning I watched CBS Sunday Morning and they had a story that fit perfectly with the #MeToo movement. It's about TV Journalist Gretchen Carlson and how she fought and won a lawsuit against Fox news.

Do you fit into the #Metoo movement? I know I did. It was many years ago and I knew that if I reported what happened that I would most likely lose my job and my harrasser would keep his. 

Perhaps this movement will help more women feel comfortable reporting wrong doings in the workplace and make a real change.