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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

An activist, a little girl and the heartbreaking origin of 'Me too'

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"Ever since the allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein surfaced, those two simple words have become a rallying cry.

Women -- and some men -- have used them to share personal stories of sexual harassment and assault.

The hashtag caught fire over the weekend when actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a call-out to victims 'so we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.'

    But the online movement didn't start with Milano on Sunday. It started more than 10 years ago with activist Tarana Burke.

    'It's not about a viral campaign for me,' she told CNN on Tuesday. 'It's about a movement.'

    ...She said she'd like to see conversations about what healing looks like. She wants sexual violence or gender-based violence approached as social justice issues."

    Read the full article here.