Video Of Ellen DeGeneres' Me Too Speech Is So, So Emotional
In the aftermath of sexual assault allegations against mega-Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, a moving social media movement has broken out across the nation. Women have come forward sharing their own sexual assault and harassment stories as part of what is referred to as the #MeToo campaign. Many celebrities have used their platforms and reach to add their voices to the echoing roar of individuals who have suffered in secret and silence. The video of Ellen DeGeneres' Me Too speech is empowering, and acts as a great example of the kind of solidarity and support the crusade is fostering.
#MeToo began on Twitter by actress Alyssa Milano, who shared the following message,
And wouldn't you know it? – #MeToo. So, so, SO many of us too. A truly shocking, staggering, unbearable number of humans, too, all quietly shouldering the weirdness, doubt, guilt, and shame that come with being a victim to sexual harassment or assault.
Ellen DeGeneres, who has long been revered as a voice of reason and kindness, added her name to the #MeToo list, giving a moving monologue on her show.
Ellen addressed the audience and viewers at home directly, opening with,
She then explained the origin of the campaign and broke down how many millions of people have jumped on board.
She also spoke on how this kind of behavior and societal norm starts when we are young.
She even touches on the complexities of navigating something like this online, and applauds everyone's efforts to do the right thing.
For any survivors of sexual assault or harassment who are looking to share or get involved with #MeToo, you can share your personal stories with people you feel safe with, or simply post the hashtag on your social media accounts.
Together, we are louder. Together, we are stronger.
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