If you're on social media, you've probably seen at least one #MeToo come across your timeline. Maybe you've seen dozens. The viral movement meant to show the scope of sexual violence was created nearly a decade ago by activist Tarana Burke, and reignited on Sunday, October 15, when actress Alyssa Milano shared the concept online. BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella spoke with Metro Boston to discuss #MeToo and how to support people coming forward.
Excerpt: "I do think it is really important for us as a community to recognize that not everybody is ready to label themselves in some way. If people are posting, it’s great to be celebrating and supporting people who do feel safe to come forward. But it’s also equally important to recognize that many more people are going to stay silent. It seems sort of safe because it’s part of this big thing, but when it comes down to it, who your community is and whether you feel safe and whether you have enough support is really a personal decision."
Read the full story, "Boston Area Rape Crisis Center talks about impact of #MeToo campaign," on the Metro Boston website.