Alyssa Milano encouraged use of the hashtag after accusations against Harvey Weinstein surfaced in Burke later wished she had simply told the girl, "me too". Her goal is to raise awareness to women around the world on the number of women who have been sexually harassed. In October , Alyssa Milano encouraged using the phrase as a hashtag to help reveal the extent of problems with sexual harassment and assault by showing how many people have experienced these events themselves.
Tarana Burke accepts the title of the leader and creator of the movement but has stated she considers herself a worker of something much bigger.
Burke has stated that this movement has grown to include both men and women of all colors and ages, as it continues to support marginalized people in marginalized communities. Others state that MeToo underscores the need for men to intervene when they witness demeaning behavior. Burke has highlighted goals such as processing all untested rape kits , re-examining local school policies, improving the vetting of teachers, and updating sexual harassment policies.
She advocates for sex education that teaches kids to report predatory behavior immediately. She supports legislation making it difficult for publicly traded companies to hide cover-up money from their stockholders and would like to make it illegal for employers to require new workers sign non-disclosure agreements as a condition of employment.
North suggested combating underlying power imbalances in some workplaces, for example by raising the tipped minimum wage, and embraces innovations like the "portable panic buttons " that are mandated for hotel employees in Seattle. It's been suggested that legislation should be passed that bans these types of mandatory pre-employment agreements.
There is general agreement that a lack of effective reporting options is a major factor that drives unchecked sexual misconduct in the workplace. These lists have the stated purpose of warning other workers in the industry and are shared from person-to-person, on forums, in private social media groups, and via spreadsheets.
However, these lists can become "weaponized" and used to spread unsubstantiated gossip, which has been discussed widely in the media. It is also rumored that party whips who are in charge of getting members of Parliament to commit to votes maintain a "black book" that contains allegations against several lawmakers that can be used for blackmail.
The list went viral after it was posted on social media. When it was shared outside her private network, Donegan lost her job. Donegan stated it was unfair so few people had access to the list before it went public; for example, very few women of color received access and therefore protection from it.
She pointed to her " whiteness, health, education, and class " that allowed her to take the risk of sharing the list and getting fired. Another suggestion is to maintain industry hotlines which have the power to trigger third-party investigations. John Launer of Health Education England stated leaders must be made aware of common "mismatches of perceptions" at work to reduce incidents where one person thinks they are flirting while the other person feels like they're being demeaned or harassed.
North states the cultural notion that women do not enjoy sex leads men "to believe that a lukewarm yes is all they're ever going to get", referring to a study which found that men who believe women only enjoy being forced into sex are "more likely to perceive women as consenting". She says "preserving the nuances" is more inclusive and realistic. One is the acceptance that sexual harassment not just sexual assault is unacceptable in the workplace.
The other is that when a powerful person is accused of sexual harassment, the reaction should be a presumption that the less powerful accuser is "likely telling the truth, because the risks of going public are great. MeTooK12 is meant to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual misconduct towards children in school, and the need for increased training on Title IX policies, as only 18 states require people in education to receive training about what to do when a student or teacher is sexually abused.
Ellsberg has asked men to pledge to ensure women are mutually interested in initiating a sexual encounter and to slow down if there is ever doubt a woman wants to continue.
I think silence on both sides is incredibly dangerous. Weinstein effect The phrase "Me too" was tweeted by Milano around noon on October 15, , and had been used more than , times by the end of the day,  and tweeted more than , times by October Please improve the article by adding more descriptive text and removing less pertinent examples. See Wikipedia's guide to writing better articles for further suggestions.