“Me Too” – Here’s Why The Two Words Are Trending All Over Your News Feed And It’s Relevance

In case you have been wondering, why your news feed is filled with the words “Me Too”, there’s a very harsh reality behind it. The words “Me Too” are trending on social media since morning, after women were encouraged by Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano to share if they had ever been sexually harassed or assaulted.

Alyssa Milano took to Twitter late last night to post this message and put into motion one of the more relevant social media movements of late.

This started as a result of the recent sexual harassment related allegations against Harvey Weinstein by popular names and faces in the movie industry. The extent of the sheer number of people who have joined the movement goes to show how widespread the issue is. If all women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give everyone a sense of the magnitude of the problem.

This is an excellent opportunity to come together with other survivors and let them know they’re not alone and they have nothing to be ashamed of.

Lady Gaga also tweeted the words “Me Too” this morning, encouraging women to speak out so that the dire situation and harsh reality is presented to the world at large.

Not just women, there were many men who also tweeted the words.

It’s also important to note that while it’s important to talk about it, it’s more than okay if you’re not ready to open up about your experience. You can and should speak up when you’re ready. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ when it comes to the decision of sharing that you have been victimised.

More than 30,000 people have replied to that one single tweet by Milano already. Thousands other have posted the words separately on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles.

Popular names like Anna Pacquin (from the X-Men movies), Debra Messing (from Will & Grace), and Laura Dreyfuss (from Glee) have also tweeted the words.

Many social media users are using it as an opportunity to explain what happened and how it happened.

One user tweeted this : “I have typed and deleted this more times than I can count. I learned about evil before any person should. I am heartbroken at how the cycle continues & to see how many others have suffered because of it.”

It’s clear that the issue is very common, and unfortunately there are more women who have been harassed or assaulted at some point in their lives, that the ones who haven’t. If you too have experienced something like this, do speak out, when you are ready.