It’s been a crazy couple of days since Hollywood Executive, Harvey Weinstein was ousted by a number of women for sexually assaulting them.
Last night however, two simple words, Me Too, threw open a floodgate of gut-wrenching abuse stories on Twitter.
Actress Alyssa Milano had called on people who have been victims of any kind of sexual abuse to tweet the two words at her.
“If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet,” Alyssa wrote.
If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/k2oeCiUf9n
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 15, 2017
The tweet quickly went viral getting over 30,000 replies, and the two words, in no time became a trending hashtag.
Thousands of men and women who have had to go through sexual abuse shared their stories opening our eyes once more to the fact that we live in a rape culture and it doesn’t just happen to women.
See a few of the tweets below.
I’ve been threatened with rape, the most brutal methods of murder you can imagine, targeted & harassed because of my political views #MeToo
— Lucid Hurricane ✘ (@LucidNightmarez) October 16, 2017
i was told to keep quiet because he was family #MeToo
— jana 👓 (@anajbirdie) October 16, 2017
#metoo I was raped by my mother and a male family member, sexually assaulted as a model, sexually harassed by the director of my agency.
— Nikki DuBose (@TheNikkiDuBose) October 15, 2017
And I was blamed for it.
I was told not to talk about it.
I was told that it wasn’t that bad.
I was told to get over it.
— Najwa Zebian (@najwazebian) October 16, 2017
Me too. I don’t know if means anything coming from a gay man but it’s happened. Multiple times.
— Javier Muñoz (@JMunozActor) October 15, 2017
— Gina 🍓 (@MissGinaDarling) October 16, 2017
— Samantha 👻 (@samanthaaness) October 16, 2017
It’s been 5 years since I have been raped. To fellow survivors:
-Feel safe again
-Be you again#MeToo
— Shannon Taylor (@HeyThereImShan) October 16, 2017