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Kolkata Police Leads The Way With Message Of Empathy For Women Tweeting About Sexual Harassment

"We want you to be very, very angry about the leering, jeering, threats, verbal and physical abuses..."

18/10/2017 12:55 PM IST | Updated 18/10/2017 1:18 PM IST
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In the days following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, thousands of women have joined the #MeToo social media campaign against sexual harassment, exposing the extent of the crisis.

The global campaign took off on Sunday following a tweet by actress Alyssa Milano, which said, "Suggested by a friend: 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."

Not only was the hashtag was tweeted nearly a million times in 48 hours, it triggered over 12 million #MeToo Facebook posts, comments and reactions in 24 hours.

Today, the Kolkata Police came out in support of the women who are speaking out against sexual harassment, sharing a powerful message on Facebook:

We at Kolkata Police have been perturbed by the number of women who have shared #metoo. And we would also like to reiterate our pledge and commitment by saying that we hear every single one of you."
We urge you to be strong, we want you to be very, very angry about the leering, jeering, threats, verbal and physical abuses, we are asking you to be not afraid and to report to the police every time.
We also feel it important to talk to boys about the need to stop sexual harassment, and for this, we have recently launched a project, Dear Boys, in schools. We have visited ten schools of Kolkata, and the second part of Dear Boys will start mid-November.

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