Social media has been abuzz with the #metoo hashtag, a hashtag highlighting the personal stories of sexual harassment, assault, and abuse. I could spill words on the hashtag, but instead, I’m opening up space today for my friends.
Below, you’ll find the stories of women I follow on social media. Read their tweets. Listen.
If all women who’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted said “me too,” we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem. #MeToo
— shauna niequist (@sniequist) October 16, 2017
— Sarah Pulliam Bailey (@spulliam) October 16, 2017
#MeToo. Inappropriate comments from coworkers, fellow church members, and classmates. Being followed by/harassed by strangers in public.
— Bethany Suckrow (@writesnrights) October 16, 2017
#MeToo. And much more frequently since transitioning from a secular field to ministry and theology.
— Dr. Chanequa (@drchanequa) October 16, 2017
— Rachel Held Evans (@rachelheldevans) October 16, 2017
— Traci Rhoades (@tracesoffaith) October 16, 2017
I didn’t realize until my 20’s that being catcalled, hounded, and objectified by men was misogyny. I hate that it took that long #metoo
— Andrea Kolber (@aundikolber) October 16, 2017
“Only kidding,” “Only joking,” “Only messing,” is throwing death at an image bearer of God, making them pay the price for your sin. #metoo
— Lore FergusonWilbert (@lorewilbert) October 16, 2017
#MeToo. Starting in high school. So many examples of being objectified w/ the concurrent shame of wondering if I somehow was at fault.
— Helen Lee (@HelenLeeBooks) October 16, 2017
— Nearly Headless Nish (@NishWeiseth) October 16, 2017
When I was 5. When I was 15. At every age and stage. #MeToo
— Melanie Dale (@UnexpectedMel) October 16, 2017
— Heather Fignar (@HeatherFignar) October 16, 2017
For myself, for you, for anyone who has experienced harassment or assault. #MeToo ❤️
— Lauren Ward-Reed (@LaurenWardReed) October 16, 2017
First assault: 4
First sexual harassment: 8
First pregnancy & miscarriage by rape: 12
— Shannon Dingle (@ShannonDingle) October 16, 2017
It fundamentally altered my view of myself, my ability and my capacity to be in healthy intimate relationships. #MeToo
— Rozella Haydée White (@rozellahw) October 16, 2017
— Trillia Newbell (@trillianewbell) October 16, 2017
The most heartbreaking part of #MeToo is how many of us weren’t even anywhere near being “women” yet when it happened for the first time.
— Amy Ickes (@AymieJoi) October 16, 2017
— Mihee Kim-Kort (@miheekimkort) October 16, 2017
— Shannon Sedg Davis (@shannonsedg) October 16, 2017
I was 16 & an older man sexually harassed me at work for months before I had enough courage to tell my boss. It was that or quit. #MeToo
— Leigh Kramer (@hopefulleigh) October 16, 2017
— Caris Adel (@CarisAdel) October 16, 2017
Driving home from a night out, a dad drives by in a minivan making faces and lewd gestures at my friends and me. #metoo
— Haley Kirkpatrick (@haleykristine) October 17, 2017
Male masseuse asked if he was using too much pressure. I told him it was fine. He replied, “Oh, you like it like that, huh?” #MeToo
— Sarah Schwartz (@SarahSchwartz) October 17, 2017
— Alysa Bajenaru (@Alysa) October 17, 2017
— Allison Fallon (@missallyfallon) October 16, 2017
— Tsh Oxenreider (@tsh) October 16, 2017
That moment when your daughter posts #MeToo
— Jemelene Wilson (@jemelene) October 17, 2017
— Pres. Virgin Islands (@mskathykhang) October 17, 2017
Today, make space to listen to a #metoo victim in your life.
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