Alyssa Milano's #MeToo tweet on sexual harassment gets thousands of replies

#MeToo: Hashtag shared by Alyssa Milano encourages personal stories of sexual assault and harassment

Women across the world are writing "me too" on social media to raise awareness of sexual assault and harassment.

"We might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem", said the post.

Milano starred in TV show Charmed with Rose McGowan, who has publicly accused Weinstein of raping her in the 1990s.

According to The Guardian, at least 8,000 women replied to the tweet while several others shared the notion on Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms.

Women listened. Within hours, tweets with the words "me too" began appearing in droves.

After the actress tweeted "me too", women and men have been openly sharing their experiences of sexual assault.

@MunozActor said: "Me too".

Women who've "only" been harassed, not assaulted, consider ourselves lucky.

In solidarity, scores of women vowed to leave Twitter all day on Friday, and used the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter.

When another Twitter user said she was insane to admit it, she replied: "Not "admitting" anything". After the backlash, Twitter lifted the suspension and said it would "be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future".

McGowan joined the "me too" movement overnight.

Last week Milano wrote an essay for PatriotNotPartisan.com that said giving a statement on Weinstein was "complicated" for her for "personal reasons". Say you have a father, a brother, a son who can do better. I blamed myself for being drunk. "Please don't confuse my silence for anything other than respect for a dear friend and her lovely children". "This is a sick culture". They want the Hollywood industry to change but want to make it more known that sexual harassment is a problem for women everywhere.

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