Simone Biles Me-Too Moment
We know what it is now. It’s the moment. Introduced to us by the brave women who stood up against Harvey Weinstein and kicked off the original Me-Too movement.
Someone has to be first
Me Too founder Tarana Burke says Harvey Weinstein being jailed this year was "astonishing" but far from the end of the movement. Tarana began using the phrase "Me Too" in 2006 to raise awareness of women who had been abused.
And it took off from there like a California wildfire. Besides Weinstein, accusations included Tom Brokaw, Matt Lauer, Jeffrey Epstein, Charlie Rose, Al Franken and Kevin Spacey, among countless others. Careers were shattered and we all lost favorite personalities. I suffered through the losses, particularly Rose, Franken and Spacey. I still miss them, but social justice is inexorable.
Yet some would say those were different times, with different expectations. And they would be right, but the damage was necessary and widespread, with substantial casualties on both sides.