Alyssa Milano Starts Trending Hashtag '#MeToo' To Raise Awareness For Sexual Assault
Amid the Harvey Weinstein scandal that continues to rock Hollywood, Alyssa Milano has encouraged sexual assult survivors to speak up.
The Charmed actress suggested, "If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.”
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
Since the Tweet, thousands have responded including Debra Messing, Evan Rachel Wood, Anna Paquin and Sophia Bush.
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) October 15, 2017
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
— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) October 16, 2017
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) October 15, 2017
Me too https://t.co/ScX67Kmmiy
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) October 15, 2017
Alyssa also received feedback from male survivors of sexual assault who felt left out of the conversation.
However one survivor, Charles Clymer, supported the female-led discussion because it "directly addresses the misogyny inherent in rape culture".
He added, "I don't think that's excluding folks but simply amplifying a specific experience. We should never shy away from taking a step back and amplifying." Read his full statement below.
Regarding boys and men as rape survivors:
— Charles Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) October 15, 2017
I know we’ve never met but...I love you, Charles.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 16, 2017
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