The #MeToo movement gained momentum in 2017 when actress Alyssa Milano posted on her twitter request that all people who have ever been sexually harassed should use the hashtag #MeToo. And that's when the term went viral not only in Hollywood, but around the world. Men and women shared countless stories of sexual abuse and harassment.
Faced with such engagement, we can say that “Me Too” inspired thousands of people to break the silence and fight for the cause. But there is still a chauvinistic and cruel world behind this revolution: powerful men often blackmail and abuse power in order not to fall into the mouth of the people.
As was the case with worldwide repercussions, it involved one of Hollywood's most powerful men, Harvey Weinstein. He was accused of harassing dozens of women. Among them famous actresses and former employees. For years he got rid of lawsuits making confidentiality agreements with victims and paying them to shut up, and threatening to destroy their careers. But a survey by The New York Times shows that more than 200 influential men lost their positions after being publicly accused of sexual harassment.