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KHQ.COM -  A single tweet from actress Alyssa Milano is shining a light on the sheer magnitude of sexual assault victims. On Sunday the actress tweeted "if you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet." Not only has that tweet had more than 60,000 replies as of Monday afternoon, more than a quarter million people were discussing the hashtag on Facebook and Instagram has almost 350,000 posts.  

Lady Gaga who went public at the 2016 Oscars as a victim of sexual assault, tweeted only the hashtag on Sunday as did other celebrities like Tatiana Maslany of 'Orphan Black,' and Kristin Bauer of 'True Blood.'


Thousands of other women are bravely sharing their very personal stories.

Writer Benjamin Law is now challenging men to stand up for women tweeting, "after yesterday's endless #MeToo stories of women being abused, assaulted and harassed, today we say #HowIWillChange. 


 

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