Me Too.

Suggested by a friend: "If all the women who have been sexually harrassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too.' as their status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem."

One Year Later

Going Viral

Women gather in a rally to protest for women's rights Women's hands thrown up with the words #MeToo written on them

History of #MeToo

"Me Too" was first coined in 2006, by activist Tarana Burke. Ten years later, in August of 2016, a video of then-candidate Donald Trump leaked where Trump declared, "Grab 'em by the pussy." He would later be elected as president. A day after President Trump's inauguration, thousands of protesters took to the streets to protest his presidency. These protests would come to be known as the Women's March.

In October of 2017, two New York Times reporters broke the story of several sexual misconduct allegations coming out against Hollywood magnate Harvey Weinstein. In total, 87 women accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

Since April 2017, over 250 highly-influential men in entertainment, politics, and C-suites have been accused of sexual misconduct. Their punishments have ranged from confirmation as Supreme Court Justice to ousting. Only one high-profile celebrity has gone to jail since #MeToo started.

Listen to their Stories

SOURCE: Time Inc.

Thomas v. Kavanaugh: History Repeating Itself?

Photo of Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill

In 1991, Anita Hill accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual misconduct. She testified before Congress against Thomas. Thomas was found innocent of any misconduct and eventually confirmed to the Supreme Court. He is one of the longest-serving justices to date.

Photo of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford

History seems to repeat itself. Professor Christine Blasey Ford came forward on Sept. 16, 2018 with allegations against nominee Brett Kavanaugh. After both Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh testified in front of Congress for more than four hours and the FBI conducted a five-day investigation, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court Justice on Oct. 6, 2018.

Time's Up

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What is Time's Up?

Time's Up is an initiative backed by over 300 actresses in Hollywood. The first appearance was as the Golden Globes in January, where many women came wearing black.

A Leader Rises

Lisa Borders, former WNBA president, was appointed as the first President and CEO of Time's Up. Her first initiative was setting up the Legal Defense Fund

Legal Defense Fund

Time's Up has raised about $22 million since January of this year to help low-paid women pay legal fees if they wish to take their sexual allegations to court.

Men and #MeToo

#HimToo was created to allow men who have experienced sexual violence to speak up. Statistics show one in six men has experienced sexual violence.

Banding Together

On Janary 21, 2017, millions of Americans rallied together protesting the inauguration of President Trump. It was the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history and spawned a non-profit, the Women's March.

Time Person of the Year

Time magazine named The Silence Breakers as Person of the Year for 2017 and included interviews with celebrities, activists, everyday workers, and men.

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