Thursday, 25 October 2018

#Me too movement

Me Too' or #MeToo is a movement which was initiated in 2006 by a social activist Tarana Burke against the dire concern of the masses on the matter of sexual abuse and harassment in America.
The movement started to gain recognition in October 2017 after Alyssa Milano, an American actress posted a tweet asking the victims and survivors of sexual assault to come out, accepting the bitter truth of the society and letting others know that they are not alone.

Back Ground: Where it all Started

In 2006, Tarana Burke founded the ‘Me Too Movement’ to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly non-white young women who were not so well off to find ways to make them come out of the aura that they had suffered
The idea of “Empowerment through Empathy” was behind the Me Too Movement. It was ultimately created to ensure survivors know they're not alone in their journey.
In 2017, the trend re-gathered the fame after #MeToo was tweeted by the actress Alyssa Milano.

Key Facts

The "silence breakers" refer to any man or woman who come forward to say that they had been the victim of abuse.
The phrase "Me too" was tweeted by Milano around noon on October 2017, and had been used more than 200,000 times by the end of the day, and tweeted more than 500,000 times within 24 hours.
On Facebook, the hashtag was used by more than 4.7 million people in 12 million posts.

- By Bhavya Bhatia

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