'MeToo' hashtag highlighting scope of sexual harassment

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"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", she wrote.

As of Monday morning, more than 6 million Facebook users were "talking about" me too and the #metoo hashtag was trending on Twitter.

Thousands of women are identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault following a call to action propelled by actress Alyssa Milano in the wake of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's downfall over of allegations of sexual misconduct spanning decades.

Milano's former co-star on TV's "Charmed", Rose McGowan, tweeted in support of the campaign.

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After the return of Harvey Weinstein's studio, the public comments of major actors against the methods of the famous american producer and the launch of the hashtag "BalanceTonPorc " in the Hexagon, the case of Weinstein comes to cause a new result: the launch, by the actress Alyssa Milano, the hashtag "Me too" ( "Me too ").

"It's repugnant to me that he would say that because we all know what he meant", she said.

- A number of men shared their stories as well, including one who said he was raped by two men in high school and has never gotten over it.

Milano's tweet, which arose from an idea of a friend who thought it would be an effective way to shed light on sexual harassment and assault, also drew responses from several celebrities including Anna Paquin, Lady Gaga and Gabrielle Union, Elle noted. So many women have been sexually assaulted. #YesAllWomen, #WhyIStayed, #YouOKSis and #EverdaySexism are just a few hashtags that ask women to share their experiences of sexual harassment, assault and other forms of sexual violence. One person wrote, "The first time I was sexually assaulted, I was 13 years old". "You've given me the courage to finally speak out and not be afraid". On Twitter, more than 200,000 tweets were sent out using the phrase while almost 80,000 people were talking about the movement on Facebook by Monday, The Washington Post reported. "We must do better for women everywhere".