Shortly after the “Access Hollywood” video emerged, Kelly Oxford, a Canadian writer and social media personality, tweeted about her first sexual assault, then encouraged other women to follow suit.What followed, Oxford said, was more than a million women sharing their stories “at” her for at least 14 consecutive hours.

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We remind the masses that “boys will be boys,” or worse: that real boys and men aren’t victims of harassment, abuse and assault themselves, pressured into silence at the hands of toxic masculinity that uses dangerous sexual norms to measure one’s worth. It thrives on what we decide is “normal,” reminding anyone who’s suffered at the hands of it that they did something wrong.

Donahue said she hopes those who have experienced workplace sexual harassment feel less alone when reading through the replies to her original tweet, as well as others that have sprung up under #My Harvey Weinstein.

Not everyone is, she said in a guest column for the Toronto Globe and Mail: Rape culture is everywhere.

It permeates our politics, our entertainment, our walks to school, our job interviews, our families, our social circles.

(“On the day of my test, I wore a big, long, ugly, bulky sweater,” she added. Wouldn’t let me out of the car until I let him kiss me.”) A man who, as a new hire, was told by his female trainer that he looked good on his knees.

(The Washington Post typically does not identify victims of sexual violence; we have linked to the examples in this story because they were posted publicly on social media and widely shared.) Donahue’s original tweet has since been liked and retweeted thousands of times.“It’s an overwhelming feeling, but in a way you feel in awe of everyone who’s chosen to talk, men and women. [Hornaday: Harvey Weinstein embodies a culture whose power is on the wane] “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it,” Weinstein said in a lengthy statement.“Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go.” On Saturday, Weinstein’s attorney, Lisa Bloom, said she had resigned as an adviser to Weinstein and added, without specifics, that the Weinstein Company board was “moving toward an agreement.” The #My Harvey Weinstein wave was reminiscent of the thousands of sexual abuse stories that poured forth online last October, under the hashtag #Not Okay, after a leaked 2005 “Access Hollywood” video showed Donald Trump bragging on a hot mic about being able to kiss and touch women freely because he was “a star.” “Grab them by the p—y,” Trump says in the recording.“You can do anything.” Trump initially defended his comments as “locker-room banter,” before issuing a more direct apology.Though many thought the leaked tape would break the then-Republican presidential candidate’s campaign, Trump would win the election the following month.The man had insisted on massaging her shoulders as she typed, Donahue wrote, “and liked to [tell] me things like why ‘girls my age’ liked giving blow jobs and not having sex.