Every 98 seconds in America, someone is sexually assaulted.
1 in 6 American women has been a victim of rape and/or attempted rape.
From Jaime Lynn Crofts
If you are at all tuned into social media, or the media in general, it is likely you saw, participated in, or reacted to the #MeToo campaign. Started by actress Alyssa Milano in a tweet, friends, family, celebrities, and influencers began sharing their stories, or even just posting "Me too" as a status.
Critics retorted that the movement was exclusionary because Milano asked for 'women' who are victims of sexual assault of harassment to post 'Me too'. Keep in mind, though, that she was just sharing a thought from her friend. The movement has grown exponentially, and included responses from all genders and people from all walks of life.
It is safe to say I assumed every one of my female friends has faced some degree of sexual harassment or assault in their lifetime, but seeing the status and raw emotion that people chose to share as part of this movement took my breath away. There is no way for a movement to be perfect, but each and every response I saw was perfect. It was perfectly honest.