Women in the Middle East Are Sharing Their Stories With the Hashtag #MeToo
Earlier this month, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. As more and more actresses came forward sharing their stories of how they had been sexually harassed or assaulted by director and producer, the hashtag #MeToo began to go viral, prompting women around the world to chime in, sharing their own stories of being sexually harassed.
The response was overwhelming-- within 24 hours of actress Alyssa Milano Tweeting using the hashtag, nearly half a million others had Tweeted using #MeToo. Some women kept it simple, others elaborated, sharing their own stories.
Though it started in the US, where Weinstein is based, the hashtag spread globally, and its even made it to the Middle East. From Dubai to Lebanon, here's how women in the region are speaking out.