Safer Houses

The #MeToo Movement Misses a Critical Fact

When news broke of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal, actress Alyssa Milano set the world afire with a single tweet: "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."

In a little over a week, the #MeToo movement had spread around the world and garnered over 1.7 million tweets. The movement has had its critics, but for the moment, let's put those criticisms aside, because I think that most of us who have been exposed to this hashtag in one way or another can agree that sexual assault is, in fact, a huge problem in this country and around the...

 

is the managing editor of the Howard Center's quarterly journal, The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #44, Spring 2018 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo44/safer-houses

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