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“Me Too” (or “#MeToo”) spread virally in October 2017 as a two-word hashtag used on social media to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. It followed soon after the public revelations of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.The phrase, long used by social activist Tarana Burke to help survivors realize they are not alone, was popularized by actress Alyssa Milano when she encouraged women to tweet it to “give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” Since then, the phrase has been posted online millions of times, often with an accompanying personal story of sexual harassment or assault. The response on Twitter included high-profile posts from several celebrities, and many stories of sexual violence were shared, including from Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Lawrence, Terry Crews, Reese Witherspoon, Rosario Dawson, Viola Davis, Anna Paquin, Lady Gaga, Sheryl Crow, Björk, Sarah Hyland, Molly Ringwald, Uma Thurman, McKayla Maroney, Ellen DeGeneres and Simone Biles. ( From Wikipedia)


“I have been harassed so many times I can’t count. I’ve been assaulted, but this wasn’t because I was an actress.”- Alyssa Milano

“I’ve done my own healing and been through counseling and have a great support system in my life,” -Alyssa Milano

“[Me Too] was about showing that this happens everywhere, that it’s not just Hollywood, that it’s not just actresses.”- Alyssa Milano
“If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” -Alyssa Milano

“I had to see this man on a daily basis for years to come. He would smile at me and wave, and I would hurry past him, my blood running cold, my guts carrying the burden of what only he & I knew – that he expected me to shut my mouth and smile back.” -America Ferrera

“I was so young and confused, it didnt occur to me that it was in fact rape if it was done by a partner or if you were asleep. #metoo.” –Evan Rachel Wood


“Being raped once made it easier to be raped again. I instinctually shut down. My body remembered, so it protected me. I disappeared. #metoo.”- Evan Rachel Wood


“Because I was shamed and considered a ‘party girl’ I felt I deserved it. I shouldnt have been there, I shouldn’t have been ‘bad’ #metoo.”- Evan Rachel Wood


“Sexual or physical violence, harassment, demeaning language is NOT the price one should pay for seeking or maintaining employment. Period.”- Gabrielle Union


“true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment.”- Reese Witherspoon


“I was trapped and I can see that now “. “I didn’t want to be a whistle-blower. I didn’t want these embarrassing stories talked about in a magazine. I just wanted a career.”- Jennifer Lawrence


‘If u feel uncomfy about saying “Dont speak that way about women’ while in a social setting, imagine what it feels like to be the subject … Bc I thought ppl wld blame me or my sense of humor (which they DID, btw) it was scary&degrading to speak out re: harassment at work.”- Jenny Slate


“in the spirit of #metoo i would like to lend women around the world a hand with a more detailed description of my experience with a danish director.”- Bjork


“My rape led me into a series of abusive relationships, terrible self worth and self blame, dismissing a few groping incidents, allowing myself to be bullied by a powerful man by way too long.” -Pauley Perrette


“I still blamed myself when I was 21 and wearing a low-cut shirt and two different men tried to grab me on the street. One grabbed me, I broke away from him and tried to run, but dropped my iPod, a guy on a bike came up to ‘help.'”-Mara Wilson


“When I was thirteen, a fifty-year-old crew member told me that he would teach me to dance, and then proceeded to push against me with an erection,” she wrote. “When I was fourteen, a married film director stuck his tongue in my mouth on set.”- Molly Ringwald


“Can’t sleep remembering when I used to wait in the bodega near an abusive sex partner’s house saying ‘I’m just in the ‘hood,'” . “Can’t sleep remembering that I cried because my rapist passed me in the library and didn’t say hi.”- Lena Dunham


“He was saying things inappropriately, insisting on putting my lipstick on with his finger.”… “I was sleeping one night on location and I woke up and he was filming me. I was clothed, but it was a very voyeuristic, terrifying thing to do.” – Blake Lively


I was molested by Dr. Larry Nassar, the team doctor for the US Women’s National Gymnastics Team, and Olympic Team.” – McKayla Maroney


“At the beginning, yes, there were a few things like that,” “What’s tried on women is tried on men as well.” – Tom Jones


“It was my mom who said, ‘No, no, no, Laura. That was sexual assault. That was harassment, that was assault. No, you were 14 then,'” -Laura Dern

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