The "Me Too" Social Media Movement Proves the Horrifying Pervasiveness of Sexual Harassment

Alyssa Milano starts an international campaign.

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Actress Alyssa Milano sparked an international social media trend yesterday when she shared a screenshot asking all women who have suffered sexual harassment or assault in any form to respond "Me too."

Milano acted alongside Rose McGowan, who has accused Harvey Weinstein of rape (opens in new tab). The actresses worked together on the television series Charmed.

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Milano's tweet has thus far had 30,000 responses, most of which read "Me too." Anna Paquin, Debra Messing, and Laura Dreyfuss were among high-profile women to echo the words.


The screenshot has been shared on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter with thousands repeating the two words. The huge response proves the pervasiveness of sexual assault and harassment of women around the world.

The campaign was launched following the Weinstein allegations, with numerous women claiming that the powerful producer either raped, sexually harassed, or assaulted them. Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex.

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