OPINION: #metoo has both supporters and opponents

Taylor Huff

We have a wide range of opinions here at the Herald, but we also like to hear what our readers think about current issues. The #metoo campaign gives women and men a chance to acknowledge their experience with sexual harassment, sexual assault or both.

By posting #metoo on any social media platform, one is essentially making it known they have gone through sexual harassment or sexual assault at some point in their lives. The results were staggering as hundreds of thousands of people have used the #metoo since the campaign began.

Proponents of #metoo argue campaigns like this help raise awareness on important issues like sexual assault. Critics of the campaign claim #metoo is a social media fad which will be forgotten about in a week, essentially doing nothing to help those who are suffering from the damage caused by sexual assault and harassment. We took to Twitter and asked the following question:

{{tncms-inline account=”WKU Herald” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Do you feel as if the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/metoo?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#metoo</a> campaign is the right approach at raising awareness about sexual assault? Feel free to tweet us your thoughts.</p>— WKU Herald (@wkuherald) <a href="https://twitter.com/wkuherald/status/920420171591888897?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2017</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/wkuherald/status/920420171591888897″ type=”twitter”}}