2017 was a year of breaking stereotypes. If we compare how the dynamics of the society has changed, this year has definitely been revolutionary as it opened doors of discussion, especially on long-ignored topics.
When the year was filled with impactful events, there are two words that moved so many people: Me Too.
Actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter asking people who have been sexually harassed/assaulted to write ‘#MeToo’ to show the magnitude of this problem.
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) October 15, 2017
Not very long after it, social media was flooded with victims of harassment telling their stories. #MeToo was #1 trending on Twitter and Milano’s tweet received more than 65000 replies and 25000 retweets.
The campaign got so much recognition that the silent breakers were named TIME Person Of The Year.
2017 itself is unforgettable for a lot of reasons, as the year is ending let’s go through this campaign one more time to not let us forget how harrowing the situation is.
Here are the few most powerful tweets from the strongest campaign of 2017:
Don't say you have a mother, a sister, a daughter…
Say you have a father, a brother, a son who can do better.
We all can.#MeToo
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) October 16, 2017
Reminder that if a woman didn't post #MeToo, it doesn't mean she wasn't sexually assaulted or harassed. Survivors don't owe you their story.
— Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) October 16, 2017
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) October 16, 2017
if you see some women not posting #metoo chances are they’ve still been harassed but feel silenced by a society that tends to punish the woman who was harassed and not the man who harassed her
— Alex (@anack) October 16, 2017
It’s not always strangers we should be wary of. Sexual abuse happens within the family and it’s usually kept quiet to save face. #MeToo
— Nashwa Saeed (@nutwa) October 16, 2017
When it has happened over and over, yet I still fear I will be told I'm saying it for attention. That is why it's important #metoo
— Kellie Heumann (@givesyoukel95) October 16, 2017
So many I care about have written #MeToo. The voices of survivors are inspiring & heartbreaking. The silence of perpetrators is deafening.
— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) October 16, 2017
Let’s remember what still needs to be fixed this year!
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