In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, women are speaking out 鈥 or in some cases, going silent, like in last week鈥檚 Rose McGowan-led Twitter boycott 鈥 in support of one another and other victims of sexual harassment and assault. One call-to-arms, in particular, took off on social media this weekend, when The New Agenda, a women鈥檚 advocacy nonprofit, used the #WomenWhoRoar hashtag to encourage people to keep sharing instead of going silent. Soon, people started adding #MeToo to their replies to indicate that they鈥檇 been sexually harassed or assaulted.

The 鈥淢e Too鈥 campaign really took off when Alyssa Milano, who was an early supporter of her former Charmed costar McGowan鈥檚 Twitter boycott efforts, shared it on her social media.

Almost immediately, other celebrities started responding. Some 鈥 like Lady Gaga, Anika Noni Rose, Jade Tolbert, Debra Messing, and Anna Paquin 鈥 shared just the two words, while others shared much more personal details of their harassment or assault.

鈥淏ecause I was shamed and considered a 鈥榩arty girl鈥 I felt I deserved it,鈥 wrote Evan Rachel Wood. 鈥淚 shouldn鈥檛 have been there, I shouldn鈥檛 have been 鈥榖ad.'鈥

And it wasn鈥檛 limited to just women, either. Hamilton actor Javier Mu帽oz shared his own 鈥渕e too,鈥 saying, 鈥淚 don鈥檛 know if [it] means anything coming from a gay man but it鈥檚 happened. Multiple times.鈥

And other people used the hashtag to show support.

The campaign wasn鈥檛 just limited to Twitter, and certainly not just to Hollywood. A quick scan of your personal Facebook feed or Twitter timeline likely revealed an overwhelming number of participants from 鈥渞eal life鈥 too. The phrase trended on multiple platforms for hours, as people all over shared their stories or added their voices to the growing 鈥淢e Too鈥 chorus.

It鈥檚 a powerful exercise that illustrates the magnitude of society鈥檚 treatment of women, and hopefully empowers those who choose to participate. But it鈥檚 also important to remember that not everyone can or wants to share their trauma publicly 鈥 and that鈥檚 okay too.

Were you surprised with the number of 鈥渕e too鈥 updates you saw? Let us know @BritandCo.

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