#MeToo trending on social media, raising awareness about sexual harassment

The hashtag #metoo raises awareness of sexual assault and harassment experienced by women and is going viral on social media. Alyssa Milano started the hashtag after the recent allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

The allegations of sexual misconduct are growing against Harvey Weinstein, and now he's been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Actress Alyssa Milano has been very outspoken and she's using social media to show the scale of sexual harassment of women.

You may have seen the hashtag #MeToo popping up on your newsfeeds.

The trending movement is raising awareness at the number of women who have gone through similar situations of sexual harassment.

Milano posted to twitter over the weekend explaining that a friend suggested the hashtag to show the sheer "magnitude of the problem."

 

 

The actress then called on others to get involved.

Thousands of women have followed in her footsteps.

Including a number of those in the Hollywood community.

Even the opposite sex is joining in.

Including Broadway star, Javier Munoz.

Aaron Abrams tweeting in support, “I believe you.”

Milano first became vocal about the Weinstein accusations after her former co-star, Rose McGowan, of the sitcom “Charmed” got kicked off of Twitter after speaking out about Harvey Weinstein. McGowan claims Weinstein raped her.

In a blog post, Milano says she is disgusted with all of the allegations coming out surrounding Weinstein, but also says she is happy that it is opening up a dialogue around sexual harassment. 

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