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#MeToo is a hashtag campaign that circulated on Twitter and other social media platforms in which actress Alyssa Milano encouraged survivors of sexual assault and harassment to post "#MeToo" or "Me Too" to raise awareness and highlight its commonality.

Origin

On October 15th, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a note,[1] which asked for victims of sexual harassment and assault to write 'me too' as a reply to her tweet (seen below). She wrote, "Me too. Suggested by a friend: 'If all women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too.' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.'" The tweet was posted in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations which included sexual assault testimonies from other Hollywood actresses earlier in the month. Within one day the post received more than 38,000 comments, 13,000 retweets and 27,000 likes.

Precursor

The Me Too project was founded by activist Tarana Burke in 2007.[8] Burke started the campaign to serve sexual assault survivors in underprivileged communities.

Spread

Within hours of posting, the hashtag was the top trending topic on twitter, where many other users, including celebrities and other public figures, were tweeting their own #metoo stories (seen below). The post also quickly made their way over to Facebook where over 70,000 users had posting under the #MeToo topic within 12 hours.[3]

Coverage of the hashtag was subsequently done by online news organizations including: CNN,[4] heavy.,[5] and the Huffington Post.[6] Many of these publications noted the connection between the topic and the Harvey Weinstein scandal.[7] On October 15th, Twitter published a Moments page[2] on the hashtag, which received more than 4,000 likes in 24 hours.

#HowIWillChange / #IveDoneThat

On October 16th, 2017, writer Benjamin Law started the "#HowIWillChange hashtag when he tweeted "Guys, it's our turn. After yesterday's endless #MeToo stories of women being abused, assaulted and harassed, today we say #HowIWillChange."[9]


The hashtag was intended to encourage men to share how they will work to change male culture and support women, and quickly, men joined in by saying they would work to be better male allies, i.e. learning more about women's issues instead of expecting women to explain it to them, etc. (examples shown below)

Another hashtag that spread around this time was #IveDoneThat, in which men admitted to the harassing and toxic behaviors they've engaged in in the past (examples shown below).

While the hashtags found men accepting responsibility for their previous behaviors, they did not sit well with everyone. Some women found that the hashtags were potentially a way for men to perform ally-ship without having to put in the work they promised to do, while others found that it shifted the dialogue back to men (examples shown below). The entire dialogue was covered by The Daily Dot.[10]


Apology Edits

On November 11th, 2017, Instagram[11] user and poet Isobel O'Hare posted an edited version of Kevin Spacey's sexual assault apology with certain words redacted to highlight the numerous times he said "him." The post (shown below) received more than 150 likes in one week.

Over the next week, O'Hare edited numerous apology letters, including Jeremy Piven (below, left), Richard Dreyfus (below, center) and Louis C.K. (below, right).

Several media outlets reported on the posts, including The Daily Dot,[12] Paste,[13]Mashable,[14] Bustle[15] and more.

Time Magazine "Person of the Year"

On December 6th, 2017, Time announced that the "Person of the Year" was selected for members of the #MeToo movement referred to as the "Silence Breakers" (shown below).

That day, a segment about the Time issue were held on the shows Morning Joe on MSNBC and Today on NBC (shown below). Meanwhile, several posts about the announcement reached the front page of various subreddits, including /r/news,[16] /r/TwoXChromosomes[17] and /r/politics.[18] Meanwhile, a Twitter Moments[19] page was created featuring notable reactions to the announcement on the social networking site.

#TimesUp

On January 1st, 2018, over 300 women in Hollywood unveiled the #TimesUp movement, an initiative to end sexual harassment and abuse in work environments. They announced the movement via an Instagram post that has gained over 6,800 likes in one day.[20]



The movement, which has the support of major Hollywood celebrities including Natalie Portman, Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, and many more, intends to focus on victims of harassment and abuse in less-visible industries than Hollywood. A legal defense fund created by the movement which will provide subsidies for victims of harassment has gained over $13 million via a GoFundMe. [21] The movement also has a website[22] where one can either donate to the fund or receive updates from the movement via a newsletter. The announcement of the movement was covered by Daily Dot,[23] The New York Times,[24] CNN,[25] and more.

Jennifer Lopez's #MeToo Story

On January 7th, 2018, Jennifer Lopez published a video on Instagram[27] of a speech she delivered in Puerto Rico. In the video (shown below) she says that she is wearing black in solidarity with the women at the Golden Globes dressed in black to bring awareness to the #TimesUp movement. Within three months, the post received more than 11 million views and 726,000 likes.

Three months later, Harper's Bazaar[26] published an interview with Jennifer Lopez. In the interview, when asked about her participation in the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, she said:

I haven’t been abused in the way some women have. But have I been told by a director to take off my shirt and show my boobs? Yes, I have. But did I do it? No, I did not. When I did speak up, I was terrified. I remember my heart beating out of my chest, thinking, ‘What did I do? This man is hiring me!’ It was one of my first movies. But in my mind I knew the behavior wasn’t right. It could have gone either way for me. But I think ultimately the Bronx in me was like, ‘Nah, we’re not having it.’"

Tony Robbins #MeToo Comments

In mid-March 2018, during Tony Robbins's "Unleash the Power" self-help event, Robbins was filmed making comments about the MeToo movement (shown below). He said, "If you use the #MeToo movement to try to get significance and certainty by attacking and destroying someone else… all you’ve done is basically use a drug called ‘significance’ to make yourself feel good."[28]

After his comments, a woman named Nanine McCool stood up and accused Robbins of mischaracterizing the movement by claiming that women were using it for personal gain. Robbins disagreed and said that he is for the movement for people who are using it "correctly." However, he believes that the movement emphasizes "victimhood." To prove his point, he pushed McCool with his fist to the back of the stadium. He believes that pushing back does not make a situation more safe.

Robbins went on to describe a convseration with one of his "very power friends" about the problems they saw within the MeToo movement. He said, "I was just with someone the other day, very famous man, very powerful man,” he said. “He’s saying how stressed he is because he interviewed three people that day--one was a woman, two were men. The woman was better qualified, but she was very attractive, and he knew, ‘I can’t have her around, because it’s too big of a risk.’ And he hired somebody else. I’ve had a dozen men tell me this.”

The event took place between March 15th and March 19th, but on April 6th, the NowThis news Twitter[29] feed shared the footage. They captioned it, "Life coach Tony Robbins says women are using #MeToo to make themselves 'significant' -- but this brave sexual abuse survivor called him out." The post (shown below) received more than 12,000 retweets and 27,000 likes in three days.


The following day, Tarana Burke, the founder of MeToo tweeted, "I was made aware of this video BEFORE I ever saw it because Tony Robbins people reached out to do damage control within 24 hours. They wanted to 'give me context' apparently. I don’t need any. I have eyes. The full video is 11 mins. And it’s gross. Bravo to this woman." The post (shown below, left) received more than 22,000 retweets and 61,000 likes in two days.

Twitter user @cmclymer tweeted,[31] "1. This woman is awesome. 2. Tony Robbins is a snake oil salesman.3. I guaran-damn-tee he made up that anecdote." The post (shown below, center) received more than 600 retweets and 3,200 likes in two days.

On April 8th, Tony Robbins posted an apology for the comments on his Facebook[32] page. He said, "I apologize for suggesting anything other than my profound admiration for the #MeToo movement. Let me clearly say, I agree with the goals of the #MeToo movement and its founding message of “empowerment through empathy,” which makes it a beautiful force for good."

Lindsay Lohan's #MeToo Comments

On August 4th, 2018, Lindsay Lohan gave an interview to The Times of London[37] during which she criticized the #MeToo movement. She said that while she is "very supportive of women," she "can't go along with the 'attention-seekers' or trial by social media." She continued:

If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment. You make it a real thing by making it a police report. I'm going to really hate myself for saying this, but I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women. You have these girls who come out, who don't even know who they are, who do it for the attention. That is taking away from the fact that it happened.

Her comments spurred a backlash against Lohan. People online chastised Lohan for the remarks, saying that they would no longer support Lohan's projects, refuting her arguments that women look "weak" for coming forward (examples below).

Casey Affleck's Apology

On August 9th, 2018, Casey Affleck spoke to the Associated Press[38] about the allegations of sexual misconduct that were lodged toward him in 2017. In response to questions about two civil lawsuits from the making of his film I’m Still Here, he said:

First of all, that I was ever involved in a conflict that resulted in a lawsuit is something that I really regret. I wish I had found a way to resolve things in a different way. I hate that. I had never had any complaints like that made about me before in my life and it was really embarrassing and I didn’t know how to handle it and I didn’t agree with everything, the way I was being described, and the things that were said about me, but I wanted to try to make it right, so we made it right in the way that was asked at the time. And we all agreed to just try to put it behind us and move on with our lives, which I think we deserve to do, and I want to respect them as they’ve respected me and my privacy. And that’s that.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been listening a lot to this conversation, this public conversation, and learned a lot. I kind of moved from a place of being defensive to one of a more mature point of view, trying to find my own culpability. And once I did that I discovered there was a lot to learn. I was a boss. I was one of the producers on the set. This movie was (shot in 2008, 2009) and I was one of the producers. And it was a crazy mockumentary, (a) very unconventional movie. The cast was the crew and the crew was kind of the cast and it was an unprofessional environment and, you know, the buck had to stop with me being one of the producers and I have to accept responsibility for that and that was a mistake. And I contributed to that unprofessional environment and I tolerated that kind of behavior from other people and I wish that I hadn’t. And I regret a lot of that. I really did not know what I was responsible for as the boss. I don’t even know if I thought of myself as the boss. But I behaved in a way and allowed others to behave in a way that was really unprofessional. And I’m sorry.

The reaction to his comments were mixed. Some found that his responses were a great model for others to take when met with these types of allegations, while others say that he should not be forgiven so easily. Twitter user @kateyrich tweeted (shown below, left),[39] "Casey Affleck’s post-Me Too mea culpa/get out ahead of Oscar campaign for Old Man and the Gun interview is the model all others should follow." While @Ceilidhann tweeted (shown below, center),[40] "It sure is nice that Casey Affleck is saying all the right things about #MeToo after he & his PR team ran a ruthless Oscar campaign that shut down vague mentions of sexual harassment, then went silent long enough until the first steps of industry backlash hit the movement, eh?"

Twitter user @jessicaesquire tweeted (shown below, right),[41] "I do not want to give this guy a cookie by any means, but it would be nice for men to realize there is another way to talk about these issues without being a total asshole."

Asia Argento

On August 19th, 2018, The New York Times[42] published an article titled "Asia Argento, a #MeToo Leader, Made a Deal With Her Own Accuser," which reported that the Italian actress "quietly arranged" a payment of $380,000 to actor Jimmy Bennett, who claimed Argento sexually assaulted him when he was 17-years-old and she was 37. Additionally, the article included embeds of Argento's Instagram photos taken with Bennett (shown below).

On August 20th, posts about the article reached the front page of the /r/movies,[43] /r/news[44] and /r/notheonion[45] subreddits. Meanwhile, Twitter published a Moments[46] page highlighting various reactions to the news.

Various Examples

MeToo Redemption Television Series

On April 25th, 2018, writer and women's advocate Tina Brown confirmed to the New York Post[33] that an unnamed producer is shopping a television show hosted by Charlie Rose, a talkshow host who's career ended after he was accused of sexual harassment, in which he interviews men high-profile men who had their careers upended by the #MeToo movement, including Louis C.K., Matt Lauer and more.

Many reacted negatively to the news. On Twitter, many discussed how they found it offensive that the perpetrators, not the victims, be given a television show to discuss how they feel. Twitter[34] user @RVAwonk tweeted, "What about the show where we hear from all the women whose careers were derailed by Charlie Rose & men like him? …and the women who didn't pursue the careers they wanted to because of men like Charlie Rose? …and the women whose lives were destroyed by men like Charlie Rose?" The post (shown below, left) received more than 2,300 retweets and 5,700 likes in 24 hours.

Throughout the day, more people posted their disapproval of the idea. Twitter[35] published a Moments page based on the reaction to the television series.

That day, Redditor[36] OVEIDPTVZSEU posted about the television show in the /r/television subreddit. Within 24 hours, the post received more than 770 points (89% upvoted) and 210 comments.

Sean Penn's Comments

On September 17th, 2018, actor Sean Penn appeared on the Today Show in which he discussed the #MeToo movement. He said, "This is a movement that was, you know, largely shouldered by a kind of receptacle of the salacious […] the spirit of much of what has been the #MeToo movement is to divide men and women.” The video (shown below) received more than 250 retweets and 950 likes in 250 retweets and 950 likes in 24 hours.



Many online disagreed with Penn's assertion. Twitter[47] user @jimchines tweeted, "Or maybe it's a way to unite decent men and women against sexual predators and harassment." The tweet (shown below, left) received more than 9,700 likes in 24 hours.

Twitter[48] user @freeblackgirl tweeted, "Please stop asking actors, especially those accused of domestic abuse, about #MeToo unless you’re prepared to challenge or push them. Otherwise, you’re giving credence to the idea that there are two equally-as-valid sides to this issue. There’s not." The tweet (shown below, center) received more than 2,000 retweets and 7,100 likes in 24 hours.

Comedian Whitney Cummings tweeted, "Hey Sean Penn, #metoo isn’t about 'dividing men and women.' Spacey preyed on boys, @terrycrews was assaulted by a man, and 100,000 boys worldwide have been assaulted by male priests. This is about any kind of abuse of power. Bye, dude." The tweet (shown below, right) received more than 2,100 retweets and 11,000 likes in 24 hours.

Several media outlets covered the response to Penn's comments, including The Daily Dot, [50] Uproxx[51] and more.

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External References

[1]Twitter – @Alyssa_Milano's Tweet

[2]Twitter Moments – How 'me too' is showing the magnitude of sexual assault

[3]Facebook – #MeToo Posts

[4]CNN – #MeToo: Twitter flooded with personal stories of assault

[5]heavy. – What Does the ‘Me Too’ Facebook Status Mean?

[6]Huffington Post – #MeToo: Alyssa Milano’s Call For Sexual Abuse Victims To Come Forward Goes Viral

[7]VOA News – #MeToo – Thousands Share Stories of Sexual Abuse

[8]Ebony – A Black Woman Created the 'Me Too' Campaign Against Sexual Assault 10 Years Ago"

[9]Twitter – @MrBenjaminLaw

[10]Daily Dot – Men tweet #HowIWillChange after #MeToo--but it isn’t helping

[11]Instagram – @isobelohare's Post

[12]The Daily Dot – Through erasure, a poet deconstructs the celebrity apology

[13]Paste – This Poet Turns Celeb Sexual Misconduct Statements Like Louis C.K.'s Into Haunting Erasure Poetry

[14]Mashable – This artist 'fixed' Louis C.K.'s apology and turned it into a searing poem about sexual misconduct

[15]Bustle – Poet Isobel O’Hare’s Erasure Poems Are A Powerful Response To The Sexual Misconduct Allegations Dominating The News

[16]Reddit – /r/news

[17]Reddit – /r/TwoXChromosomes

[18]Reddit – /r/politics

[19]Twitter – TIME names The Silence Breakers as Person of the Year

[20]Instagram – TimesUpNow

[21]GoFundMe – TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund

[22]TimesUpNow

[23]Daily Dot – More than 300 women in Hollywood launch ambitious campaign to address sexual harassment

[24]New York Times – Powerful Hollywood Women Unveil Anti-Harassment Action Plan

[25]CNN – Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes, Meryl Streep among powerful women in anti-harassment group

[26]Haper's Bazaar – J. Lo's Flying High

[27]Instagram – @jlo's Post

[28]The Daily Dot – Motivational speaker Tony Robbins under fire for insulting the #MeToo movement

[29]Twitter – @nowthisnews's Tweet

[30]Twitter – @TaranaBurke's Tweet

[31]Twitter – @cmclymer's Tweets

[32]Facebook – TonyRobbins's Post

[33]The New York Post – Tina Brown says she was pitched Charlie Rose comeback show

[34]Twitter – @RVAwonk's Tweet

[35]Twitter – Charlie Rose will reportedly host a series about men scandalized by Me Too

[36]Reddit – Disgraced CBS anchor Charlie Rose is being slated to star in a show where he’ll interview other high-profile men who have also been toppled by #MeToo scandals

[37]The Times – Interview with Lindsay Lohan: ‘I had way too much money. I was way too young. The tabloids were out to get me’

[38]AP News – Q&A: Casey Affleck on new film, his Oscars absence and MeToo

[39]Twitter – @kateyrich's Tweet

[40]Twitter – @Ceilidhann's Tweet

[41]Twitter – @jessicaesquire's Tweet

[42]The New York Times – Asia Argento a #MeToo Leader Made a Deal With Her Own Accuser

[43]Reddit – /r/movies

[44]Reddit – /r/news

[45]Reddit – /r/nottheonion

[46]Twitter Moments – Asia Argento allegedly paid an actor after he claimed she sexually assaulted him NYT reports

[47]Twitter – @jimchines's Tweet

[48]Twitter – @freeblackgirl's Tweet

[49]Twitter – @WhitneyCummings's Tweet

[50]The Daily Dot – Twitter doesn’t want to hear Sean Penn’s opinion on #MeToo

[51]Uproxx – Sean Penn Has Dismissed The #MeToo Movement As Divisive, Which Prompted Many Dismissive Reactions


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toy soldier #5813

He's wrong, people! Men have come forward about their harassment as well, most notably Terry Crews, under this movement. It's not meant to divide anyone except good, regular people, and people who use sexual assault! It's not that hard to figure out, people!

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Ryumaru Borike

Excuse me if I'm mistaken, but I've yet to see the media or Twitter explode over a man coming forward under #MeToo like they do the women, and I've yet to see any attention given to a male assaulted by a female under this movement. All I've seen if people acting as if the accused male is automatically guilty, people asking for evidence being told to shut up and believe, more people becoming even more skeptical at rape allegations than they were before, and guys becoming worried that their exes are being handed the power to ruin their lives with nothing more than a lie and a Twitter following. #MeToo hasn't accomplished anything other than making coming forward more of a minefield than it already was.

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toy soldier #5813

I’m pretty sure one of the first accusations was done by men, against Kevin Spacey. Also, Terry Crews showed his case with so many people behind him. It has helped many people in the entertainment industry have their voices be heard. It hasn’t (and most likely won’t) stop it, but it lowers it.

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Ryumaru Borike

Again, I didn't see Twitter explode over those two like they did women accusers, and I've seen other men come forward under the movement and get completely ignored. I'm sure it has helped many people (my last sentence was wrong, it did do some good) but it also has hurt people and hurt the overall view of sexual assault allegations as a whole. Better a hundred guilty men go free than one innocent man go to jail, with the public's "Guilty on accusation" view on sexual assault, the power to ruin someone's life is now in the hands of any women with a beef. These men shouldn't lose deals and contracts, or jobs, until actually convicted, but many of them do anyway. What Sean said isn't exactly correct, but the damage the movement has caused shouldn't be brushed aside or trivialized either. Given how hard it is to disprove a rape allegation, many of the men falsely accused are going to go down in history as rapists or sexual assaulter's out of nothing but an allegation and the assumption of "Oh, well the evidence disappeared, so he just got off"

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the BLOAT

This will never end.
Men and women will keep being harassed, children will still be defiled and no one will hear the screams.
It will go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on.

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Mega_Dork

Sean Penn is telling the truth in this instance. Whatever good intentions there might have been with this movement, it has been seized upon and coopted by addicts of sensationalism who don't give a rats ass about truth or justice. They are the kind that do not value due process and the concept of presumed innocence. All men accused are presumed guilty by the mob. Does anyone actually think that this kind of mentality would unite the sexes towards a common cause? Of course it's going to drive a wedge between men and women.

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Walrus the Tree

I'm honestly disappointed by all the people wishing #MeToo would just stop at any sign of it not being perfect. What Sean Penn said is mostly wrong: "the spirit of much of what has been the #MeToo movement is to divide men and women." No. The spirit of the movement is to provide the much-needed courage to men and women to not be silent. We can see that has worked and many MANY of those guilty of sexual misconduct have been weeded out. An unfortunate side effect has been a few people taking advantage of this to accuse innocent people they just don't like, and, in some rare cases, successfully convincing the public and/or that person's employers.

But the true cases are still the majority, which just goes to show how many people are sexually harassed vs how many self-serving pathological liars there are. The #MeToo movement is a good thing overall, we just have to be careful and not jump to conclusions. You don't fire someone over an allegation. The only time where allegations should get someone fired is when there are too many of them to be a coincidence. Aside from that, either a confession or proof should be given before anyone just takes their word for it.

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Ryumaru Borike

What do you mean "In rare cases"? Every time a new one of these shows up, most people behave as if the accusation is true before any evidence shows up, and the actor suddenly loses all deals they had before anything is proven. And given the fact that it's nearly impossible to disprove a rape allegation, yeah, of course there is only a few such examples. You can't discount the damage #MeToo has also done as well. #MeToo wasn't meant to drive a wedge between the sexes, and it pretty much hasn't. What it has done is make a lot of people more skeptical of sexual assault allegations than they already were and have had many potentially innocent men's lives ruined over something they can't refute and something the public already believes they're guilty of.

Better a hundred guilty men go free than one innocent man be incarcerated, when the public operates on "guilty until proven guilty" logic when it comes to sexual assault allegations, a movement encouraging allegations and instant support of all accusers is something that's dangerous and bound to be misused.

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Mega_Dork

See there's some problems with your reasoning that I'm going to point out. The first is your assumption that the majority of cases brought to light through this movement are true. It could easily be the opposite and you wouldn't know because due process is being thrown out the window here.

The other problem with making a public spectacle of this kind of issue is that no matter what, the accused is irreparably ruined. During the span of this time, the news will report as if he's guilty, social media will throw him to the wolves, and he might even get death threats. This is not the proper way to handle these sorts of situations. You wanna put a CONVICTED sex offender on blast in the news? Sure go ahead! They've had their day in court and are going to face the consequences, probably in jail. It's a totally different thing to give the same treatment to a non-convicted POTENTIAL offender.

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HumbleWaterFilterMerchant

He's not wrong, he's just not the kind of guy who should be saying it.

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HumbleWaterFilterMerchant

Kinda? The reason I think he shouldn’t be the one to say it is because he is basically an example of what the movement should stand against despite his very valid point. Marge on the other hand doesn’t want it said simply because she finds it mean.

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Nano

"This is a movement that was, you know, largely shouldered by a kind of receptacle of the salacious […] the spirit of much of what has been the #MeToo movement is to divide men and women.”

He's not wrong, even if hes guilty of domestic abuses, what he said very much applies to MeToo. I mean, one of the woman that started it turned out to be a child groomer who tried to accuse the boy she was grooming of being the one raping her. It's nothing but a tool to take people down, little to no people in thoses movement care for proof, just accusing someone is enough (well, if you're a woman that is. No one gives a fuck about men getting raped or sexually harassed, they made it clear pretty often) It's all about virtue, while they protect their little group of actual predators to roam free.

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iotacom

She started a witch hunt then turned out to be a witch herself. It's a story as old as time. I say tie her to the stake and let her burn. Start a #HerToo and really get it into people's heads how hypocritical witch hunts always are. 90% of the time, witch hunters are just witches trying to get suspicion off of themselves. We must completely reject this phony holier-than-thou mentality in all of its forms and be more humble to our flaws as humans.

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DirkDiggums

what pisses me off about this is non-SJWs saying things like "some dudes have all the luck", "he got paid too! Sheesh", "who wouldn't?", etc is that it belittles the argument they are trying to make that this happens to everyone regardless of gender. They're basically giving the SJW's a pass to hand wave this shit because it doesn't support their narrative.

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StringFish

Thing is, it's probably not the same people saying the same thing. One of the biggest problems with online discourse (well, let's be real, with any widespread conversation) is trying to keep track of every individual's opinion and trying to keep in mind that one, ten, or even fifty people don't represent everyone. That's why it's so frustrating when people mock the "not all X" thing. And they mock it because it's easier than realizing that no, not all men/women/white people/straight people do the same thing. It's easier to say "I hate X because all X are no good", and online slactivists prefer easy, especially when it fuels their indignation.

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spindash64

"Master Yoda, is the dark side…. stronger?"
"Stronger? No… quicker, easier, more prone to corrupt"

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StringFish

WARNING: EXTREMELY DEPRESSING NEWS AHEAD. AVERT YOUR EYES IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SAD TODAY. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

Asia Argento, #MeToo, and Jimmy Bennett are not currently trending on Tumblr.
But wait, it gets worse! In fact, if you search their tags, you'll only find news on the subject if you sort by recent rather than top posts.
But wait, it gets worse! You can read every single post and reply in less than an hour and a half.
But. WAIT! It. Gets. Worse! Since there aren't that many posts, you will easily find the post by a user named newrucas who puts up a very dismissive post, then responds to criticism by saying "I'm not concerned with the safety of dudes".

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Ryumaru Borike

See? I called it 10 months ago, and I was told I was wrong, and that times are changing. No they aren't. Men sexual abuse victims aren't taken as seriously as female victims unless they're like 10 and were abused by a male.

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Anti-Guy

Well of course not he isn't a woman nor a celebrity and it makes me too look kinda bad so they won't comment on it

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iotacom

I'm not depressed by this because it doesn't surprise me in the least. Social media companies love running damage control for their pet causes. If social media wasn't so heavily manipulated, public opinion would look very different to most people.

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Evilthing

This raises a question, how many people involved in Pound Me Too have done this? Hopefully a minority but who knows.

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(((Richard Cheese; 妹妹 Master)))

"Hopefully a minority"
I think I know what sentiment you're going for, but damn that could have been worded better.

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MeansOfReproduction

For whatever it's worth, my experience with SJWs these past few years says that the rank-and-file participates in these harassment campaigns, but are otherwise normal. It's the ones who have any measure of authority or popularity within their middle that have something to hide. Sex crimes mostly, but entirely too many of the "thoughtleaders" are flat-out sociopaths. Prime example: Laurelai.

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