Copyright ©2017 Distractify, Inc. All rights reserved.
iStock/Twitter
Vox's Liz Plank Creates A New Hashtag To Shift The Conversation About Sexual Assault

Liz Plank is a reporter for Vox who is asking everyone to reconsider the viral #MeToo posts currently filling everyone's timelines with stories about sexual assault and harassment. That hashtag is being used for survivors to show each other that they're not alone, and to also display how widespread the problem is. Plank is saying that she is tired of survivors having to come forward with their stories, rather than the perpetrators being named, and asked to do something about rape culture, using the hashtag #HimThough:

Lots of people have taken up Plank's idea, saying that they shouldn't be obligated to share difficult and painful experiences for men who have not being targeted to believe this is a real problem:

We'll see if men take up the banner and start talking to each other about how they can help women, instead of asking women to do all the heavy-lifting.

What do you think of the conversation?

Quantcast