#MeToo movement’s reach goes beyond celebrities

On Oct. 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted inviting others to reply #metoo if they had ever been sexually harassed or assaulted. This tweet started a movement of celebrities, public figures, teachers, students, men, women, teenagers and everyone in between tweeting to share their stories. Some told details of the incidents, others simply used the hashtag in solidarity. Within the first few days, the hashtag had been tweeted over half a million times.

While the movement is not without its own criticism, all can agree that it has served as a powerful spotlight to put all eyes on this timely issue. From politicians to college campuses, #MeToo makes it clear that sexual assault does not discriminate.


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