#MeToo trends on Twitter; women speak out against sexual harassment and assault

Social media is increasingly becoming an unpredictable place as in no one can tell exactly what is it that will resonate with the masses and make it trend. Now in one such trend, a rallying cry is ongoing on social media platform Twitter where in women are speaking against sexual harassment and assault.

The two words that started it all is “Me too.” Since Sunday itself, the social media has been flooded with messages , mostly from women, who tagged their profiles to indicate that they have been sexually harassed or assaulted.
On Sunday actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a note that read “Suggested by a friend: 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,” she wrote. The movement started in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal and its ensuing fall out. Weinstein has been disgraced after several women have accused him of sexual misconduct. In addition to losing his job and his wife, Weinstein was stripped of his membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Saturday.
Weinstein, through a spokesperson, has “unequivocally” denied “any allegations of non-consensual sex.”
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