This is interesting, because the one thing I’d add to this is how the current #metoo ignored the previous hashtag rounds of #notokay as well as #yesallwomen (both arguably equally whitewashed; not defending that part) in addition to the 10 years old Me Too movement.
We’re not very good at remembering our history. But again, men take note at how we keep coming back to this. Maybe it helps understand our frustration at doing this kind of explanation, outreach, all of it, over and over.
When I was in my 20s I naively imagined that with all the speaking out we were doing, things would be measurably better when I was older.
Instead, I’m seeing women in their 20s starting on the same damn journey I did.
It was impossible to scroll through your Facebook or Twitter feeds on Monday without seeing the words, “Me Too.” Last week’s reports of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual predation reignited a dialogue on sexual assault in Hollywood. On Saturday, actress Alyssa Milano encouraged survivors of sexual assault to reply to a post in which she revealed she’d been sexually violated to respond with “Me Too.”