Thousands of women, including some high-profile celebrities, have taken to Twitter to highlight the prevalence of sexual harassment cases.
Almost 4,000 women have posted “me too” on Twitter in response to Alyssa Milano’s tweet encouraging women to step forward.
Milano is an American actress who is famous for her activism, and recently posted a hard-hitting response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal in which she admitted to being “happy – ecstatic even – that it has opened up a dialogue around the continued sexual harassment, objectification and degradation of women”.
A friend suggested to her that “if all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too.’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem”.
So far there have been thousands of replies on this thread, which speak volumes.
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