Who Kick-started The Massive 'Me Too' Movement For Women

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The words "me too" have now become an awakening call and is trending on social media after women were asked to share if they had ever been sexually assaulted or harassed.

In a blog post Milano says she is disgusted with all of the allegations coming out surrounding Weinstein, but also says she is happy that it is opening up a dialogue around sexual harassment. "I disappeared. #metoo", actress Evan Rachel Wood wrote as part of a series of tweets on her experience.

Milano said she is passionate about women's rights.

Milano starred in "Charmed" alongside Rose McGowan, one of film producer Harvey Weinstein's accusers.

Nearly 4,000 women have posted "me too" on Twitter in response to Alyssa Milano's tweet encouraging women to step forward.

"I have always known that it is more widespread than acknowledged and to have these stark visual moments on social media is horrifying and heartbreaking", Goodman told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone. "I shouldnt have been there, I shouldn't have been "bad" #metoo", Wood wrote on Twitter.

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Others noted that many survivors may not be ready to share their stories ― and said that's OK, too.

"Just as I did after the #Trump tapes, I'm having flashbacks due to the Harvey Weinstein assault & rape allegations".

"While about 46,000 people have replied to the original tweet, many more have simply tweeted "#MeToo" themselves, with or without further details about their experiences.

In solidarity, scores of women vowed to leave Twitter all day on Friday, and used the hashtag WomenBoycottTwitter.

Although the overwhelming majority of the posts were personal in nature, the Weinstein scandal and US President Donald Trump's videotaped boasts of groping women with impunity also drew comments. "Men who undermine women and their strength, ability and intelligence exist everywhere".

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