On Oct. 15, actress Alyssa Milano sent the tweet that would launch hundreds of thousands of tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram posts across the nation about sexual assault and sexual harassment.
The #MeToo movement was previously started by activist Tarana Burke. Milano’s post set it on fire.
This comes at a time when allegations of sexual harassment against film producer Harvey Weinstein are flooding headlines.
The #MeToo posts have been concise, lengthy, sad, incendiary and riddled with the same message: Something needs to change.
The following virtual whispers and shouts of #MeToo come from women — and even men — who live in Charlotte, and from those who have lived here.
And they — and you — are not alone.
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