Victims of sexual assault and harassment post "Me Too" on social media


According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, an American is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds.

Now, a viral social media campaign is hoping to not only raise awareness, but create a safe place for victims to say "Me Too."

"Every woman and girl who lives in this world have experienced it at some point in their life," ETSU counselor Kate Emmerich said.

"Me Too" is a way for women, and some men, to say they have been a victim of sexual assault or harassment.

"Seeing these things, it breaks my heart. But seeing the me too hashtag it makes me realize people are more unified than we actually think," ETSU student Cassidy Hensley said.

For those who aren't victims, seeing the faces, and knowing them personally, hits closer to home.

"You care about those people in your life and it kind of wants you to look behind the reason why it's occurring," student Cameron Chapman said.

While this movement is a step in the right director, Esther Shook said it needs to go beyond tweeting or posting a status.

"Just saying me too doesn't really do anything. You have to go further. What are we teaching our children?" Student Esther Shook said.

She said she has dealt with assault, but hasn't posted "me too" simply because she wants this open dialogue to go beyond social media.

"What is it really saying about what are you doing in real life?" Shook said.

"It is inspiring and amazing and wonderful to have all these victims come forward, all these survivors all these girls and women say this is just daily life for us and if you don't know that you need to get on the same page," Emmerich said.