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#MeToo: Chinmayi Sripaada Joins Global Social Media Campaign To Stop Sexual Harassment

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The hashtag ‘Me Too’ is being used on social media to show the widespread sexual harassment and abuse faced by women. The campaign is the brainchild of Charmed star Alyssa Milano.

Milano’s tweet has received over 30,000 replies, and the hashtag itself has begun to trend online, prompting sexual abuse survivors (both men and women) to share their experiences.

Singer Chinmayi added her voice to the growing movement by tweeting:

The singer added that men found it ‘tougher’ to open up about being sexually abused. She said that it is just as important to educate young boys about abuse.

Chinmayi also opened up about being sexually harassed when she was a child and of the barrage of hate tweets and messages she receives on social media.

Earlier this month, Chinmayi joined the #WomenBoycottTwitter movement. This was done in protest against Twitter’s decision to deactivate Rose McGowan’s account.

Here are some celebrities who have joined the #MeToo campaign:

In the wake of the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, we revisit this piece by acclaimed playwright Eve Ensler and author of The Vagina Monologues in Huffington Post where she writes that she’s the over rape culture, over women who’re forced to stay silent about rape and a society that enables the accused to walk free.

I am over rape victims becoming re-raped when they go public.

I am over starving Somalian women being raped at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, and I am over women getting raped at Occupy Wall Street and being quiet about it because they were protecting a movement which is fighting to end the pillaging and raping of the economy and the earth, as if the rape of their bodies was something separate.

I am over women still being silent about rape, because they are made to believe it’s their fault or they did something to make it happen.

I am over violence against women not being a #1 international priority when one out of three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime — the destruction and muting and undermining of women is the destruction of life itself.

No women, no future, duh.

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