Thoughts About Current Topics and Events
“Double Standards” at Town Hall
I must point out that the internet phenomenon #MeToo did not actually begin with Alyssa Milano (Kudos to her for reviving it). Tarana Burke, an activist for over 25 years founded the “Me too” movement in 2006. She had been sexually assaulted and wanted to do something to help women and girls of all colors who had survived sexual violence. She’s currently working on a documentary about the subject. She knows the power of words to inspire. It is sad to acknowledge how widespread and pervasive sexual violence is. It is important to let other survivors know that they are not alone. Literally, as she says, it is empowerment through empathy.