Social Media has the power to do immense things. Reunite lost ones, start movements, and keeps us updated via first hand accounts, just to name a few. Today we’ll focus on that movements bit.
Within a matter of a few days, social media has been taken by storm with two simple words.
Social media has been a pedestal for women to discuss their own stories ever since The New York Times published an investigative report, in which there were years and years of sexual assault and rape allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Started by Alyssa Milano, in wake of those string of sexual assault allegations against the prominent Hollywood executive, of which Milano is another victim. The #MeToo campaign looks to highlight how commonplace sexual harassment and assault can be.
And soon, over the past weekend, facebook, twitter, and even instagram were blowing up with this hashtag. Thousands of women (and men) began sharing either just those words or their own terrifying stories. Celebrities and common folk alike.
Twitter, in particular, is backing this movement by promoting it on its platform even further. In a statement they made a week ago, twitter stated that it was “proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power.”
We are really elated that this movement is going viral, and is bringing more attention to this issue.