The year 2017 saw millions of people, across the globe, sharing the hashtag #MeToo to raise their voice against sexual harassment and assault. Originally started by social activist Tarana Burke, this movement gained momentum with the backing of actress Alyssa Milano.
The Hollywood industry too backed the “MeToo movement” after the sexual harassment scandal of famous producer Harvey Weinstein came to light.
Recently, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan opened up about her views of the movement. She shared:
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“A movement such as the #MeToo movement … has brought out a lot of conversation and sharing. The good thing is that people are talking. I don’t think this (subject) needs to restrict itself to one part of the world. That is definitely positive, which has come about with this entire subject.”
She further added:
“If a woman feels compromised and she feels the need to share an experience that has completely challenged her sense of being, it is amazing that she comes out, speaks forth about it, and takes the people to task. This idea does not limit itself to show business or the film industry. It is people discussing it from all walks of life.”
Do you support the movement too? Let’s know in the comments below.