Published: 2017-10-24 16:46
Last Updated: 2017-10-24 16:56
After thousands of women who have been sexually harassed tweeted "#MeToo," to show how widespread the problem is, men have responded by using the #HowIWillChange hashtag, that went viral on social media.
“Guys, it’s our turn. After yesterday’s endless #MeToo stories of women being abused, assaulted and harassed, today we say #HowIWillChange,” Benjamin Law, the Australian writer tweeted.
Law called for men to share how they will help handle sexual harassment culture, and men around the world started tweeting their thoughts on what they could to effect change in their everyday lives.
Here are some of the tweets shared by men in #HowIWillChange hashtag, although the hashtag unfortunately did not kick-off in the Arab world:
Men keep in mind women don't owe us their stories for us to become advocates for them in public/ private spaces. #HowIWillChange— Phillip (@Philllip_Lewis) October 17, 2017
#HowIWillChange I will keep showing my 3 sons and one grandson how to honor & respect women.— Jesse T. Smith (@JSmith4Congress) October 17, 2017
Guys - meaningful change starts in the home.
#HowIWillChange: I will confront anyone who make sexist statement about women even as silly jokes.— Fabian Haquin (@inj4ll) October 18, 2017
Earlier, the “me too" hashtag has been used more than 200,000 times, since women across the world are subjected to sexual harassment.
Jordan is no exception, with a high number of cases going unreported. A local study revealed that one in two female survivors of sexual assault in Jordan hesitate to file a complaint against their offenders, out of fear of shame or scandal.