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Men respond to #MeToo with #HowIWillChange, promises to do better

Men respond to #MeToo with #HowIWillChange, promises to do better

People across the globe are talking about #MeToo.

Millions of posts on Twitter and Facebook have now shed light on the scope of sexual harassment and assault.

Adding the hashtag #MeToo to their social media posts, women and men came forward to share their horrifying experiences to show the magnitude of the problem. Some children simply don't understand just how wrong what is happening to them truly is, while others worry about how their parents react to the discovery that one of their inner circle has committed such an act.

Two simple words suddenly found themselves packed with crucial meaning, extended backstories and a plea for change Sunday, after actress Alyssa Milano called on women to raise awareness to the breadth of sexual violence against women. But until now, all of this was hush-hush and no-one was vocal about calling out Weinstein for various reasons. She wrote that sexual harassment and assault at the workplace is not rare, it is general. For too many millennia, we have accepted a world where women are property, where women are victims. Many have suffered more than others but nearly all of them face situations that are ugly.

Although it is too early to assess whether the online movement would yield a permanent solution to the grave issue, women have embraced MeToo as a "monumental" slap on their assaulter's [feeds]. That's probably the reason why Alyssa Milano chose to not talk about it earlier.

She also speaks to those who might feel hesitant to participate in Me Too because they "feel like their stories aren't as important or aren't important enough to say 'Me Too'". Let's recognize the extent that these experiences have on women's lives - in the work setting, in personal relationships and beyond. Started to talk about incidents that they have never spoken about to anybody.

The thing that really surprised me was what felt like an outpouring of men actually listening. Or that they shouldn't have. "Their own family & in-laws will blame them instead".

Beside attending events, Edenfield challenges people, especially men, to make difference in the their daily conversation that can make a big impact.

"I think the viral moment is great but the amplification of that - I worry about disclosing their status as survivors en masse on social media and not having space to process". But then, the question is, how effective will this one be?

Surprisingly, that's not what happened yesterday on social media.

"And if through that gift of fundamental support we can highlight the rampant nature of sexism, sexual harassment and sexual abuse then maybe, just maybe, we can change the culture that has nurtured this behavior and. change it".

Samuel said that, from what she's seen of the "Me Too" campaign, this is the first time many women are sharing their stories publicly. When I was in the military, my date wanted sex. I hoped that someone would see what was happening to me, without me needing to say it out loud.

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