#Metoo has become a popular hashtag which is used to express the sexual harassment faced by women and men throughout the world. Women who have faced abuse, harassment, violence, and threats are speaking out in very big numbers. This campaign became viral very quickly. It all started due to a tweet shared on Sunday 15th October from an actress named Alyssa Milano where she wrote
If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet
Since then, women and men from all over the globe have been sharing their personal stories using the hashtag #MeToo. On Facebook, the hashtag had been used by more than 4.7 million people during the first 24 hours. Not only the common people but a lot of celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Rose McGowan are getting involved in this. Men and members of the transgender community have also shown their support to the campaign including actor and singer Javier Munoz. As the #MeToo hashtag is trending worldwide – including countries the UK, US, India, and Pakistan and due to the popularity, many similar hashtags have also been generated.
The hashtag became popular in India as we live in a society where girls are told to hide such stories and deal the shameless males by showing their silence and cowardliness. Not only the adults but girls in their childhood are facing the issue of sexual harrasement. Apart from some illogical trolls, men have reacted to the ‘Me Too’ trend very positively.
The best thing is this isn’t stopping here. Alyssa Milano tweeted again with a new hashtag to solve this issue by posting
Men, how will you help us change the cultural epidemic of sexual harassment and assault? #HowIWillChange
So, this was about the latest trend on social media which is getting viral and let’s hope this will end with some practical solutions to remove sexual harassment from our society.