During the week of 16 October 2017, women were invited to write ‘Me too’ on their facebook status if they had been sexually harassed or assaulted. The idea was that writing ‘Me too’ might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.
Initially I felt uncomfortable about speaking up. I was anxious about people’s responses – or what I thought their responses might be. I thought that perhaps a quarter of my friends might post ‘Me too’ and I really, really didn’t want my post to lead to conversations about the specifics of my own experience.
For a full day I sat with whether or not to post. Eventually I felt so triggered by the whole thing that I decided I had to post. I realised I could stay silent no more. I didn’t go into specifics about my circumstances. I just posted ‘Me too’.
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