August 18, 2018

Sexual abuse: #MeToo trends on Twitter (Punch)

Sexual abuse: #MeToo trends on Twitter (Punch)

Actress Alyssa Milano has sparked a massive outpouring with a simple Twitter request that women respond “me too” if they’ve been sexually assaulted or harassed.

More than 27,000 people replied, making “#MeToo” the top trending topic through the day Sunday.

The avalanche of painful personal stories comes amid a series of high profile sex abuse scandals — the latest one centred around powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

The intensity and breadth of the response highlighted that the problem reaches well beyond the rich and famous and features in the everyday lives of women around the world. Read more

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