By Ana Patricia Romay
#MeToo is a 21st-century movement created to draw attention to the problems of sexual harassment, assault, and sexual violence. The cause spread like wildfire across the globe, mainly through social media. With its epicenter in the United States, the movement was later emulated in other countries, such as Venezuela. In Venezuela’s case, this article will examine the causes behind the mediatization of sexual crimes and accusations. To understand such phenomena, it is important to closely study the causes behind the #MeToo movement from a macro to a micro perspective.
In 2006, American activist Tarana Burke created a non-profit organization designed to help women of color from low-income communities who had survived sexual violence and called her movement “Me Too” to emphasize that the women were not alone in their experiences.
Ana Patricia Romay is a SLU-Madrid sophomore from Caracas, Venezuela, majoring in Political Science and International Studies with a minor in Ibero-American studies.
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