This is interesting, because the one thing I’d add to this is how the current #metoo ignored the previous hashtag…

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.

Black Woman Tarana Burke Founded The “Me Too” Movement

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.”

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0 Responses to This is interesting, because the one thing I’d add to this is how the current #metoo ignored the previous hashtag…

  1. When I was in my 20s I believed the same. It had to get better.
    Here we are fighting the same battles.
    Perhaps things are better if you count some incremental changes. But nothing changed the culture.
    I have been overwhelmed by the #metoo responses. It has always seemed that for a woman to reach adulthood without harassment was the rare event rather than the norm. That was one of the pieces of knowledge that helped me heal from my trauma.
    There are so many.
    Is bloody difficult to avoid misanthropy.

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  2. Cindy Brown says:

    I just don’t look forward to being pilloried like we did Steinem 🙂

    /as the wheel turns…

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  3. I found this post a thoughtful response to #metoo versus #notokay and #yesallwomen medium.com – Will #MeToo Be Different? – Abby Franquemont – Medium

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  4. Cindy Brown says:

    Loredena Frisealach Yes, it’s interesting…

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  5. Rodney Moore says:

    The biggest difference between your 20 something and the now 20 something is Social Media.
    Before the last few weeks. I’ve never heard the movements.

    As for as not acknowledging the previous movements. They may be afraid of taking the spot light off of their movement. Which could still happen. As soon as bigoted people see this has gone around before. Bigoted well the to say ‘see the women are whining again.’

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