By now, someone you know has probably shared the short but powerful hashtag #MeToo on social media, drawing attention to the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault in what some say could end up being a watershed moment for women’s rights.
Actress Alyssa Milano amplified the #MeToo rallying cry this week (originally started by Tarana Burke) in response to the barrage of allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, tweeting that "If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too.' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem."
Many prominent yogis have been brave enough to join in the #MeToo crusade, sharing their personal accounts of abuse across social media platforms. Here’s a look at the some of their stories:
1. Seane Corn
Yoga teacher Seane Corn has been open in the past about her experiences of sexual harassment and abuse that started as young as age six, but on Monday, she posted that she's tired of victims having to share their stories to prove that abuse happens:
"I woke this morning to a social media sea of #metoo, as women wrote about their own experiences of sexual harassment and abuse. I, of course, join that list and have been publicly transparent for years about my own experiences that started as young as six. I'm proud of my sisters (and brothers) for breaking shame and telling their stories, but I'm also personally tired of having to share my experience to prove that this behavior is rampant and out of control. It's uncomfortable and re-traumatizing every time I do." She continued, "What i'd like to see is a viral campaign from men that says #imcomplicit as a way to take ownership for participating in harassment and abuse of women in any way, including in their silence." Read the rest of Corn's #MeToo post on Facebook.
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