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The #MeToo Movement, 2 Years Later

Two years later, what has the #MeToo movement actually changed?

Giving women the voice they deserve

It’s been 2 years since #MeToo took off, shifting the conversation around sexual assault and harassment. In the U.S., more than 250 celebrities, CEOs, politicians have been accused of sexual misconduct according Temin & Co. Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump, Matt Lauer, Al Franken, Louis CK, Mario Batali, and Les Moonves to name a few. Investigations from The New York Times and New Yorker into the alleged decades-long sexual misconduct of Harvey Weinstein unleashed a wave of stories, inspired by Tarana Burke’s Me Too movement, which she launched in 2006.

Although the current use of the phrase Me Too dates back to 2006, when it was first created by Tarana Burke as a means of connecting sexual abuse survivors, it didn’t become a viral movement until October 2017. Following a slew of assault allegations against famed producer Harvey Weinstein, hundreds of people began using the hashtag to reveal their own experiences with sexual misconduct in their respective industries. Eventually, the Me Too Movement became analyzed under a journalistic viewpoint, as writers and editors began to push the movement into larger news networks and labor sectors.

In November 2018, Cleveland, Ohio radio station WDOK Star 102 announced that it had removed the song Baby, It's Cold Outside from its playlist because listeners felt that the lyrics were inappropriate. The station's host commented that "in a world where #MeToo has finally given women the voice they deserve, the song has no place". The streaming service Spotify removed music by XXXTentacion and R. Kelly from Spotify-owned playlists after allegations of "hateful conduct", but later reversed course due to the fact that the allegations against the artists were unproven. Weinstein turned himself in to face rape charges — but he continues to deny the allegations. In the past 2 years the movement has gone global. Weinstein's trial is set for January 2020. While #MeToo has touched several industries, activists say it still has a long way to go.

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10/12/2019 1:58 PMupdated: 01/06/2020 6:02 PM
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49 comments

  • Tracy W.
    4 days

    I am looking forward for everyone to pay for their crimes regardless of their race like Weinstein

  • Charlie C.
    01/28/2020 07:24

    The most important person in the country has got away scot-free. Why doesn't anyone hold him accountable?

  • Charlie C.
    01/28/2020 07:16

    I hope he goes to prison for the rest of his life.

  • Nancy L.
    01/27/2020 03:26

    My opinion these ladies went to bed with him on their own and returned and had sex this thing should be dropped.

  • Janie B.
    01/26/2020 14:19

    Why wait years to say something. Do it when it happens

  • Laura M.
    01/23/2020 23:11

    All of the Hollywood elite should of come out right when this started. If any one of them would have, all the others would not of been subjected to this. Shameful...just shameful

  • Teresa R.
    01/18/2020 19:22

    The Kavanah hearing was nothing but political propaganda. If there is an issue then there should be charges brought and they should be taken to trial and proven guilty. Not assumed as guilty as soon as someone says they are. The bad guys need to go to jail..but the innocent need to stay innocent and that doesn't seem to be the track that this train is on.

  • Janice C.
    01/17/2020 15:15

    We have to hope that anyone who is guilty of this kind of horrible conduct will be brought to justice!

  • Marilyn H.
    01/17/2020 08:55

    I want JELLO PUDDING POPS all of a sudden !

  • Christopher J.
    01/10/2020 01:34

    Could you imagine everybody that Epstein would of snitched on

  • Lenard S.
    01/07/2020 17:00

    I think he is all actresses putting on another play on TV that's all it is

  • Nevin S.
    01/07/2020 00:08

    PEDOWOOD- a den of pervs, liars and kiddie fiddlers- and they lecture us on who to vote for and how we should live- THAT'S [email protected] off pedowood

  • MD A.
    10/30/2019 19:40

    Hi

  • Peter C.
    10/29/2019 21:40

    Justice Kavanah should not be in these photos.

  • Rich C.
    10/28/2019 19:27

    Woo-hoo.

  • Maryellen A.
    10/26/2019 14:06

    where are all the democrats who should be listed, cant tell me they all squeaky clean..bri

  • Jamie C.
    10/25/2019 13:35

    And some of them “ladies” lied! A lot of them “ladies” did it for their careers!!!!! Yes some of them men did rape women and teenagers and they should pay for what they done! But some of them “me to ladies” want attention 🙄..... it’s sad for the real victims

  • Dennis C.
    10/24/2019 14:00

    HHMM??? Why is Bill Clinton not on this. Oh that right he Democrat and Democrats don't count. Should have used a better hashtag besides the pound sign

  • William J.
    10/22/2019 20:10

    IT SAD, BUT THE ONLY 1 N JAIL IS COSBY, Y IS THAT?

  • Paul Z.
    10/21/2019 21:47

    Sexual temptation is very powerful. It takes Jesus Christ to break it's power over your life. Many have fallen