#MeToo… A hash-tag that became the #1 trending topic on Twitter on Sunday night. It’s vagueness became something powerful as sexual assault survivors from all over the world shared their stories of abuse and harassment. Actress and activist Alyssa Milano was the author of the tweet that turned Twitter into a communal outlet for sexual assault and harassment stories.
We at Still Standing could not be prouder of the survivors who have mustered up all their bravery to be open to the world. Your words are powerful. Your fearlessness is speaking to the survivors too afraid to speak for themselves. You are telling them they are not alone. You are obliterating the words of those who brush off sexual assault and harassment.
You are living proof that you can overcome what has happened. #MeToo might seem like something so simple, but even when you tweet just the hash-tag, those little words are sharing something powerful. You don’t have to attach a story to it. Those two words are a step to take back what was was taken from you.
We gathered some tweets, but we highly encourage you to browse the tag on your own as well. It’s an eye-opening experience to read it all.
*The following Tweets contain sensitive material*
There are literally 4 tweets per second of women posting the #metoo, indicating that they were too a victim of sexual assault. This really shows the breadth of just how serious Sexual Assault is, not only in America, but everywhere in the world. I feel disgusted and sad.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) October 15, 2017
Coworker trapped me against wall & told me I “needed a Daddy;” Boss told me I could “take care of myself” when I complained. #MeToo 2/
— Idle Study in Contrasts 🦋 (@idleacts) October 16, 2017
I honestly never like talking about this, but when I was 8 to 12 it happened to me weekly, You’re not alone, take a stand. #MeToo
— S🌻 (@TheSeabass97) October 16, 2017
Molested by fanily member. Raped as a kid and an adult. Became a drug addict, then overcame. Don't ever give up. I'm here. #Metoo
— Amy Christensen (@Obscurityislove) October 15, 2017
For any men out there who think #MeToo is just about women, please know, it is not. Sexual assault/harassment is not limited to one gender.
— ✊🏻 LilMzResistanista ✊🏻 (@bruntofitall) October 15, 2017
It can happen to male or female
Any age, any outfit, any circumstance
Abusers could be your family
I know, because it happened to #MeToo
— Christine🎗💛 (@bbycheezzus) October 15, 2017
I don't know what breaks my heart more, the sheer amount of tweets under the #MeToo hashtag or the fact that I'm part of it too.
— Tanya Acosta (@TanyaAcosta03) October 15, 2017
— Heather Landon (@Niasis) October 15, 2017
If you ever need an outlet to share your story more in-depth, we offer that service for you. We are here to help you understand that you have overcome so much and you are valuable. We hear you. We see you. We believe you. We love you.
-All of us at Still Standing