Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo has also joined the #HowIWillChange campaign,which is way for men to publicly commit to actionable change against cultures of sexual violence.
The #HowIWillChange was created by Australian journalist and screenwriter Benjamin Law.“Guys, it’s our turn,” Law tweeted. “After yesterday’s endless
#MeToo stories of women being abused, assaulted and harassed, today we say #HowIWillChange.”
Guys, it’s our turn.
— Benjamin Law (@mrbenjaminlaw) October 16, 2017
The “Me Too” campaign recently started after actress Alyssa Milano wrote a call-out on Twitter asking followers to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault using the phrase “Me too.”
Women in India also started saying #MeToo, sharing stories of sexual misconduct that ranged from sexual harassment to rape. The act of sharing stories and realizing how many women have had similar experiences
— Neha Dixit (@nehadixit123) October 17, 2017
And the campaign flooded out to Facebook too
As #MeToo stories flooded social media, many women began asking men what they were going to do to address rape culture. Law’s #HowIWillChange allowed men to do just that. “I will never Cat call a woman again” tweeted Mark Ruffalo , says it’s neither cool or compliment to cat call a woman. Here is his tweet along with others who took a part in the campaign:
I will never Cat call a woman again. Growing up we were taught from watching movies that a cat call was a compliment. I would do it to friends and girlfriends. Sunrise clued me in that it was totally inappropriate. Not cool. Not a compliment. Gross. #HowIWillChange
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 19, 2017
#HowIWillChange I will keep showing my 3 sons and one grandson how to honor & respect women.
Guys – meaningful change starts in the home.
— Jesse T. Smith (@JSmith4Congress) October 17, 2017
I will never blame a victim, and I will never stand and watch as a man makes unwanted advances on a woman #HowIWillChange
— Michael (@TrippyTrappy_Jr) October 17, 2017
— Andrew Webster (@web_stirs) October 16, 2017
#HowIWillChange means not being a bystander while women expend emotional labour to protect their safety; no longer apathy, but action
— biryani brah (@garliquorice) October 16, 2017
Unlike the #MeToo hashtags, the #HowIWillChange hashtags haven’t set its pace in India yet. Let’s see what actions Indian men are going to take in order to put an end to this sexual violations.