Sunday, December 17, 2017

The 97 Men (And One Woman) Taken Down By The #MeToo Movement

By The Daily Beast, Dec. 17, 2017

It began on October 5, when the New York Times reported the first allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. But it became a juggernaut 10 days later, when the actress Alyssa Milano encouraged victims of sexual harassment or assault to tweet the words “me too.” 

A collective raising of hands across social media quickly snowballed into a viral, global hashtag, as #MeToo appeared in more than 500,o00 tweets and 12 million Facebook posts within the first 24 hours. Harrowing, first-person accounts of being sexually abused clogged Instagram feeds, too.

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