In October of 2017, the Harvey Weinstein scandal precipitated a nationwide awakening about sexual harassment and assault. At least 122 prominent men were accused of sexual misconduct in the wake of the Weinstein allegations often by large numbers of women. After actress Alyssa Milano posted a tweet encouraging women who had been sexually harassed or assaulted to tweet #MeToo, this movement acquired a name.
The #MeToo movement has sparked widespread story-sharing on social media, and (to some degree) has resulted in the firing or forced resignations of powerful men in the entertainment industry and in politics.

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