Actress Alyssa Milano is asking women to share their stories with #MeToo. (Wikimedia Commons)

#MeToo: Women tell stories of sexual assault and harassment on social media

Actress Alyssa Milano started the movement in wake of allegations against Harvey Weinstein

What started as a Tweet from Alyssa Milano has blossomed into a movement where thousands of women are sharing their stories of sexual assault and harassment.

The actress sent out a tweet on Sunday afternoon, asking any woman who had been sexually harassed or assaulted to reply “me too” to her message.

By Sunday night, #MeToo was trending on Twitter as women spoke out.

Milano’s tweet was sparked by the now dozens of sexual assault and harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, as well as those in the past against U.S. President Donald Trump.

Some people had a chilling message for those who had been blind to the issue:

Do you want to share your story? Email katya.slepian.@bpdigital.ca or message @katslepian on Twitter.


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