Last weekend the hashtag #metoo was shared by millions of people on social media. This hashtag was mostly – but not exclusively – posted by women, often accompanied by stories of sexual harassment and sexual assault. You can read more about the origin of the idea here.
I have yet to comment on #metoo. I don’t think at the speed of the internet, and besides, the last thing I want to do is make this about me.
I do want to say this: to everyone who posted #metoo and to those who could not, I believe you. Of course, there’s a hashtag for that, too - #ibelieveyou. But I want to dig a bit beneath the hashtag, something that can be helped by a stubborn tendency to think more slowly than the internet.