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Me Too.

Did you know over 17,700,000 women have reported sexual assault since 1998? In 2006, Tarana Burke founded the Me Too movement. The movement’s aim is to help survivors of sexual violence, but is also targeted at young women from low income communities. This movement is a way for young women to find a “pathway for healing.” They use the idea of “empowerment through empathy.” The Me Too movement was created to show survivors of sexual assault that they are not alone. Burke says, “By bringing vital conversations about sexual violence into the mainstream, we're helping to de-stigmatize survivors by highlighting the breadth and impact sexual violence has on thousands of women, and we’re helping those who need it to find entry points to healing. We’re aiding the fight to end sexual violence.” The movement has connected women all over the globe from all different paths and walks of life. The movement’s slogan, “You Are Not Alone,” helps women remember that someone has experienced the same things as them. Some famous women that support the Me Too movement are Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne, Taylor Swift, Sarah Hyland, and many more. Everyone is taking a stand to show support and spread the message that the survivors of sexual assault are not alone.

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