In the past weeks, dozens of women including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexually harassing or assaulting them. Many of those women have also accused male coworkers of looking the other way and allowing the abuse to take place.
The events have highlighted just how prevalent this culture is, and not just in Hollywood. Over the weekend, Alyssa Milano, a comedian who stars in Netflix's new series, Wet Hot American Summer Ten Years Later, asked women and men to share the times they were sexually harassed.
Milano started the thread herself.
Unfortunately, there were a lot more replies.
As a sixth grader, a group of boys held me against a wall as they pulled up my shirt to "see if I stuffed my bra with Charmin or Bounty."— Cat 🇺🇸Milspo (@catie4real) October 15, 2017
As a 22 yo, I sat in a car with 4 senior executives from my company while they rated all the women from the U.K. office by "fuckability".— Cat 🇺🇸Milspo (@catie4real) October 15, 2017
Im not a woman but "me too" when I was a kid. I was just told its par for the course in the coal region& 2accept it. So many pigs on the DL.— Gare-Bear (@Pincho73) October 15, 2017
Me too... in fact, I wrote a book about it. It literally destroyed my life.— M. Yvette Turner (@yturner) October 15, 2017
As of the time of writing, Milano's thread has received some 39,000 comments in under a day.