MeToo has become an expression of solidarity from women to women to expose the truth about abusive sexual behaviour. The message went viral due to public support from famous Hollywood actresses, but the phrase itself was thought up years earlier by civil rights activist, Tarana Burke. Sam and Georgina talk about the movement and teach you related vocabulary.

This week’s question
The phrase ‘Me Too’ to refer to solidarity between women against sexual violence was thought up by civil rights activist, Tarana Burke. What year did she first use it? Was it:
a) 1996
b) 2006
c) 2016
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

go viral
spread quickly and widely on the internet through social media

people who are able to carry on with their lives successfully, despite very unpleasant experiences which still affect them.

something that unites and brings others together

came forward
offered to give information or help

power and advantage held by a small group of people, usually because of their high social position or because they are rich

breaking up or stopping from working by gradually reducing its power over a period of time

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