Sexual harassment is nothing to joke about, yet it seems like people don’t take it seriously at all these days. Woman have been oppressed in many situations before, and they’re once again taking a powerful stand!
You might have seen a recent viral post regarding women’s rights authored by the actress Alyssa Milano. Milano is a known women’s rights activist and in regards to her post, thousands among thousands of women are changing their status to #metoo on twitter, facebook, and Instagram. Her post asked those who had experienced abuse and trauma in their life to tweet #metoo.
Many people have recently gained courage, and started speaking up about the importance of taking abuse victims seriously, especially in Hollywood. Many women have decided to take a stand against Hollywood film producer and former film studio executive Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assault against multiple women. The outrage arose after the latest case where woman all around the world are coming forth and sharing their stories in support.
Weinstein has reportedly denied all the allegations of non-sensual sex, while there have been over two dozen women make a number of accusations against him. Some of the victims even include actresses Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Rose McGowan. London Metropolitan Police and New York authorities are further investigating the claims about him. However, since the accusations arose Weinstein has been fired, divorced, and lost his membership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“Sexual harassment and assault in the workplace are not just about Harvey Weinstein… We must change things” – Alyssa Milano
Join the forces of thousands of women to help raise awareness and bring justice for those who have been victimized by sexual harassment and never received closure. Stop trying to suppress the voices and respond to them – women are demanding it!
— Montana 🌹 (@montanaskye_) October 17, 2017
You are not alone. We are in this together. #MeToo
— Women’s March (@womensmarch) October 17, 2017
I blamed myself for a long time. I had a few people telling me they were in my corner but I had never felt so alone & defeated. #MeToo
— Kαтιє🌻✌🏻 (@kd_bugg_) October 17, 2017