As ‘Me Too’ campaign catches up, actors Rima, Parvathy extend support
It all started with just two words and has now made the world debate again about the harassment and trauma that every woman face day and night, irrespective of where they belong to.
The waves of #MeToo movement, that kicked off after mass sexual assault charges cropped up against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, are creating ripples in Kerala too.
Several woman has shared traumatic sexual assault stories through social media with the hashtag ‘metoo’. Celebrities too joined the campaign.
In Mollywood, actors Rima Kallingal and Parvathy came out in support of the movement.
In Bollywood, actresses Kangana Ranuat, Konkana Sen Sharma and Radhika Apte have come out in support of it.
"What is nice about it is if it makes people understand the magnitude of the problem it's good, if it helps other people to speak up about it then that's wonderful. There are nice things that you can achieve from this as well. It shows solidarity. But we have to think about deeper ways about how to solve the problem," Konkana was quoted by PTI as saying during an event in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Radhika, who was also present at the event, supported it, saying, "I haven't done it (written on social media about #MeToo) but I read about it. I do support it. It is not disturbing; it is great that women are coming out."
The campaign was started by Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano with a simple Twitter request that women respond "me too" if they have been sexually assaulted or harassed.
More than 20 women had come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape, assault and sexual harassment. Weinstein, who insists any sexual encounters were consensual, was expelled this week from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.