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Millions of men and women simultaneously broke the dam of silence in the wake of Tarana Burke’s viral #MeToo movement against sexual assault. Decades of inappropriate behavior in personal and professional relationships are now illuminated under the light of scrutiny, identifying sexually obscene behavior as not only intolerable, but finally, punishable.

#MeToo has forced masculinity  to take a look at its ugly toxicity in the mirror, and revisit “where it has failed,” throughout history and “where it can do better.”  For women, #MeToo asks women, ‘where has it hurt?’  and ‘where does it continue to hurt?” And in this reflection, other forms of long held acceptable forms of abuse are getting attention.

If the crusade against sexual assault represents the first wave of #MeToo, the stage is now set for the truth surrounding emotional abuse in relationships to surface.

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