The response on Twitter included high-profile posts from several celebrities, and many stories of sexual violence were shared, including from Gwyneth Paltrow, Several hashtags about sharing stories of sexual violence were in use before #Me Too became the most popular.
#My Harvey Weinstein, #You Ok Sis, #What Were You Wearing and #Survivor Privilege, are prominent examples.
Burke later wished she had simply told the girl, "me too".These lists have the stated purpose of warning other workers in the industry, and are shared from person-to-person, on forums, in private social media groups, and via spreadsheets.However, these lists can become "weaponized" and used to spread unsubstantiated gossip, which has been discussed widely in the media.She advocates for sex education that teaches kids to report predatory behavior immediately.Burke supports the #Me Too bill in the US Congress, which would remove the requirement that staffers of the federal government go through months of "cooling off" before being allowed to file a complaint against a Congressperson.Moira Donegan, a former writer in the American news industry, privately shared a crowd-sourced Shitty Media Men list of people to avoid in publishing and journalism.When it was shared outside her private network, Donegan lost her job.In the coverage of #Me Too, there has been widespread discussion about the best way for sufferers of sexual abuse or harassment to stop what is happening to them at work.There is general agreement that a lack of effective reporting options is a major factor that drives unchecked sexual misconduct in the workplace.On October 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano encouraged spreading the hashtag #Me Too, as part of an awareness campaign in order to reveal the ubiquity of sexual abuse and harassment.Milano tweeted: "If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too.' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem." Milano later acknowledged earlier use of the phrase by Burke, writing on Twitter, "I was just made aware of an earlier #Me Too movement, and the origin story is equal parts heartbreaking and inspiring".