#MeToo what does it mean ?
Me too (hashtag) Hashtag on Twitter to talk about the phenomenon of sexual harassment of women worldwide
“Me too” (or #mealso or “#me_also”, with synonyms in other languages of the world) is a two-word hashtag that spread widely on social media around the world during October 2017.
condemning and denouncing assault and harassment This is against the backdrop of the Harvey Weinstein sexual scandal directed by dozens of women to the prominent Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein.
The origin of the use of the phrase in the English language goes back to the activist Tarana Burke, and the hashtag gained great popularity globally after actress Alyssa Milano used it, which encouraged many women to tweet it in order to talk about the violation they were subjected to and to show the extent of the nature of the contemptuous behavior of women.
Millions of women around the world tweeted through the hashtag, including many celebrities afterwards, talking about what they went through.
The American Time magazine chose the “silence-breakers” who revealed incidents of sexual assault and harassment, as the Person of the Year for 2017.
Milan encouraged victims of sexual harassment to tweet about it and "give people a sense of the scale of the problem".
This was met with success, including, but not limited to, the high profile contributions of many American celebrities, most notably Gwyneth Paltrow,Ashley Judd,Jennifer Lawrence, and Uma Thurman.