Het seksschandaal van Harvey Weinstein heeft de beerput opengerukt. Meer en meer actrices, maar ook acteurs, durven zich uit te spreken over de seksuele intimidatie en het misbruik in Hollywood. Actrice Alyssa Milano (bekend van Charmed) startte zondag een actie om te bewijzen hoe groot de daadwerkelijke omvang van seksueel geweld eigenlijk is.
Zondagavond zette ze op haar Twitter en Instagram de oproep om met de tekst "#MeToo' te reageren om haar bericht als ze ervaring hebben met seksueel geweld. In welke vorm dan ook. “Het gaat niet alleen om Harvey Weinstein. Er zijn veranderingen nodig in het algemeen. We moeten beter ons beste doen voor vrouwen overal ter wereld.”
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) 15 oktober 2017
Er wordt massaal op haar bericht gereageerd. Op moment van schrijven zijn al ruim 30.000 reacties en 11.000 retweets op bovenstaande tweet. Inmiddels is de hashtag trending op Twitter. Ook op Instagram en Facebook plaatsen veel gebruikers #MeToo. Soms enkel de hashtag, soms mét een ervaring erbij.
I was 13 & terrified.— v (@toria_isabel) 16 oktober 2017
We need a change. #MeToo
I was told it “couldn’t be rape” because he was my boyfriend #MeToo— tiny ali (@janesloan_) 16 oktober 2017
#MeToo And it was serious. And I was once told by another man to “get over it.” Of course we stay quiet. We have been conditioned to.— Caryn Barba (@caryn_barba) 16 oktober 2017
When I told my boss that his co-worker touched me inappropriately during a work trip, he said, "You're not going to make this a big thing right? Because if you do, you're going to ruin his marriage." I told a female co-worker what happened and she told me she'd experienced the same thing- and so had several of the women that had worked there before. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't regret speaking up and treating myself- and my body- with the respect that I deserve. I carry that anger with me and this week's discussions about assault in the workplace have brought up so many feelings I didn't realize were still just under the surface. I realize how fortunate I was to be able to leave that job, find a new one and get help in the form of therapy later down the road. So many people who are assaulted or harassed can't leave safely or without fear of retribution and the loss of their ability to keep a roof over their head or food on the table. So while this story (and the stories of those with similar experiences) haunts me, as I read through the #metoo threads filling up, my heart is deeply present with those who haven't been able to escape or find a way to safety and support. You are not alone. And you will always have a safe space here at DS.
#MeToo #HerToo— Zanny Lee (@thestitchybaker) 16 oktober 2017
He tried to remove my friend’s coat to get a better look at her body & when I stopped him he told me I was “just jealous” because I was “too fat to f*ck”. His two friends stood by and didn’t say a word.