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.


@katslepian

katya.slepian@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Mary Poppins flies to Lake City Secondary stage Tuesday

‘Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious’ play acted by Sr. Drama Class

Williams Lake eyed for junior ‘A’ hockey expansion

The WSHL appears to have interest in establishing a junior ‘A’ expansion team in Williams Lake.

New chief for Alexis Creek First Nation

After serving 14 years on band council, Otis Guichon Sr. has been elected chief of his community west of Williams Lake.

Enrolment numbers up at TRU Williams Lake

More domestic students are taking courses at the university in Williams Lake

Chilcotin receives large dump of snow

The snowstorm that fell in B.C. over the weekend also impacted areas in the Chilcotin

Testing the Google Arts & Culture app

Going face to face with art

VIDEO: Fuel truck and train collide in B.C. causing massive fire

More emergency crews are still arriving on scene of a massive fire at the Port Coquitlam rail yard.

Back to work: U.S. government shutdown ends after Democrats relent

Short-term spending measure means both sides could see another shutdown stalemate in three weeks

Man lives despite malfunctioning defibrillator at B.C. arena

A middle-aged man went into cardiac arrest after at game at Pitt Meadows Arena last Wednesday.

Cause of Northern B.C. seaplane crash released

TSB releases report on seaplane crash during a water landing in 2016 near First Nations community

Vancouver police crack down on pop-up pot vendors

Officers raided merchants’ tables on Robson Square late Sunday

Bell Media, NFL take appeal over Super Bowl ad rules to top court

At issue is a ban on substituting American ads with Canadian ones during the game’s broadcast

Crown seeks 4.5 years jail for B.C. woman convicted of counselling tax evasion

Debbie Anderson the latest from group to face jail for teaching debunked ‘natural person’ theory

UPDATE: Brother of B.C. teen killed by stray bullet says the death left a void

Alfred Wong, 15, was gunned down in Vancouver while on his way home from dinner with his family

Most Read