First, the Harvey Weinstein scandal, then Alyssa Milano posted this on Twitter:
Then today, Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, resigned after allegations of sexual assault in the workplace were exposed.
Since, a firestorm of stories about women being sexually assaulted have blazed the Internet. To read these stories is stunning. Women are publicly exposing their abusers in unprecedented numbers. As of Monday, Twitter reported more than half a million #MeToo tweets.
Women have had enough.
Finally, women have forced a conversation about sexual harassment/abuse that is difficult to stay quiet about. Shockingly, even abusers are taking responsibility for their crimes, writing about them on social media with the hashtag #itwasme.
People have had enough.
Comment on the following prompt: What do you think will be the impact of women (and men) coming forth on social media about sexual abuse? Do you think it is necessary to expose those kind of truths on the Internet?
INCLUDE: First initial AND last name AND class period.
Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to TWO classmate's posts. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.
Be sure to--
- Be clear about your position
- Provide specific support for your argument
- Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
- Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative
CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.
Due: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017 11:59 p.m. CST