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#MeToo: Women are sharing their experiences of sexual assault, showing how common sex crimes are

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In tweets tagged #MeToo on Twitter, or in Facebook status updates with the two words, women are sharing their experiences showing just how everyday sexualRead full story

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  • Midori Miyamoto
    Midori MiyamotoGlobal Partnership at UZABASE, Inc.

    It’s said that 1 out of 6 American women has been the victim of an attempt or completed rape in her lifetime.

    Millions of men have been as well.

    by RAINN org

    It’s sad that people think they could use their power over women/men sexually. It’s true and is a fact and there should be consequences for the criminals.

    But shouldn’t there be cases where the victims could have avoided this?

    They often prey on young or defenseless. If you’re an adult, try to be aware of the psychopaths and be careful, if

    It’s said that 1 out of 6 American women has been the victim of an attempt or completed rape in her lifetime.

    Millions of men have been as well.

    by RAINN org

    It’s sad that people think they could use their power over women/men sexually. It’s true and is a fact and there should be consequences for the criminals.

    But shouldn’t there be cases where the victims could have avoided this?

    They often prey on young or defenseless. If you’re an adult, try to be aware of the psychopaths and be careful, if you’re a parent, educate your children and try to protect them from harms way.

  • All comments here inspire me a lot. Thanks.

  • Ken Breen
    Ken BreenDow Jones

    The posts echo the outpouring of personal experiences of misogyny in the 2014 #YesAllWomen campaign in the wake of a mass shooting by a man who cited rejection by women among his reasons for the violent rampage.

  • Peter Green
    Peter GreenFounder at FoodMakers.NYC

    My FB and Twitter feeds are full of these accounts and testimonials. It's extraordinary to see just how widespread sexual aggression and assault are in today's society.

  • Eiko Okamoto
    Eiko Okamoto

    If seeing this everywhere on twitter or social media offends anyone, you miss the whole point of social media - that it’s a platform for ANYONE to express themselves, to unite strangers to rally around an issue. “Could have been avoided” - don’t blame the victim if you know nothing about the circumstances.

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