Women in state capitols are saying #MeToo
By Daniel C. Vock | Governing
Hundreds of thousands of women in recent days have turned to social media – many using the hashtag #MeToo – to indicate that they have been sexually assaulted or harassed in the past. The movement, which has exploded in the wake of allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, has brought attention to sexual harassment on college campuses, in Hollywood and in corporate America.
And many of the women who are speaking out have pointed to their time in and around state capitols.
In California, more than 140 women in politics on Tuesday launched a campaign called “We Said Enough,” with the promise that they would no longer tolerate the widespread harassment in the political establishment.