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Beside her, Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, eight months pregnant, spoke softly with Adama Iwu, a corporate lobbyist in Sacramento.
For the administrative assistant who repeatedly fends off a superior who won't take no for an answer?She too is a victim of sexual harassment but was there anonymously, she said, as an act of solidarity to represent all those who could not speak out.From a distance, these women could not have looked more different.But on that November morning, what separated them was less important than what brought them together: a shared experience. Millions of people responded with the hashtag #Me Too when Milano urged them to post their experiences on Twitter.‘It's affected me on a cellular level to hear all these stories. Please, let it be that my daughter never has to go through anything like this.’Burke, founder of a nonprofit that helps survivors of sexual violence, created the Me Too movement in 2006 to encourage young women to show solidarity with one another.Over the course of six weeks, TIME interviewed dozens of people representing at least as many industries, all of whom had summoned extraordinary personal courage to speak out about sexual harassment at their jobs. In almost every case, they described not only the vulgarity of the harassment itself—years of lewd comments, forced kisses, opportunistic gropes—but also the emotional and psychological fallout from those advances. It went viral this year after actor Alyssa Milano used the hashtag #Me Too.‘Sexual harassment does bring shame.