December 17, 2018

#Metoo: Brave Pakistani women share stories of abuse

News Source: Geo News

Originally Published Date: October 017, 2017

 

It began first as a tweet, limited to 140 characters. But a few hours later, it became a movement that skyrocketed across international social media platforms.

On Sunday, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a note, “Suggested by a friend: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.”

“If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.”

Till now, the single tweet, in itself, has received over 20,000 retweets and 42,000 likes. The two words #Metoo quickly became a viral hashtag, trending across several countries as women and men began sharing stories of sexual assault and harassment.

Even in Pakistan, the hashtag was a top Twitter trend all day Monday. Here are some of the stories by Pakistani women that detail the harassment they endured and highlight the problem:


Author and journalist Bina Shah has a suggestion:

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