Pros And Cons Of The Me Too Movement

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Backlash against the “Me Too” movement? It would be a jest to say there is a person, within the field of the internet, who has not recognized the existence of the “Me Too” movement. Although the credit of publicising was given to the actress Alyssa Milano, after her reaction tweet earlier last October: "If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too.' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem," it was founded a decade ago by Tarana Burke, an American civil right activist. The motive of the phrase was to empower women who suffered from different sexual harassment and assault especially the young, colored and those from a low wealth community. Within three month of its activation it…show more content…
“The #MeToo movement is accomplishing what sexual harassment law to date has not”(Nytimes: #MeToo Has Done What The Law Could Not). Especial thus power related cases; in the near past, the idea of helding powerful men accountable for such shameful act was unthinkable. As victims were turned around due to unfulfilling evidence, and other accusation were thought to be linked to financial gain. The movement moved an agenda that all shall be held accountable regardless of their position in the power hierarchy: “Companies are also rethinking their approach. A zero-tolerance attitude towards perpetrators is apparent, with high-profile figures being fired or resigning following accusations of sexual misconduct”(The Guardian: How American women's growing power finally turned #metoo into a cultural moment ). While it is serving as a stage for women victims it is opening gates for men victims as well. The culprit for both sex assault still weighed heavily against men: “For survivors of rape who are female, a man was the perpetrator 98 percent of the time, according to a 2011 study. For survivors of rape who are male, a man was the perpetrator 93 percent of the time”. Which gave rise to #Him Though, indicating the burden lies on men to take responsibility. Some showed their support by retweeting affirmations such as #IHearYou and #HowIWillChange (The Sacramento Bee: After #MeToo, new social movements put the burden on men). Who knew a hashtag could bring such a
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