Thousands of women have taken to social media to share one simple message, leaving many wondering what it is all about.
According to Fortune, actress Alyssa Milano shared a post on her Twitter page Oct. 15 suggesting that any women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted write "me too" on their social media pages.
The post led to thousands of women sharing their personal experiences of sexual assault or harassment on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #MeToo.
"If all the women who have been sexually harassed of assaulted wrote 'Me too' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem," Milano wrote, crediting the idea to a friend.
Milano's post came following an outpouring of stories after several investigative reports exposed decades of sexual abuse and harassment from film producer and studio executive Harvey Weinstein.
A number of celebrities responded to the post and shared their experiences, including actresses Debra Messing and Anna Paquin, as well as Monica Lewinsky, among many others.
Actress Rose McGowan, who accused Weinstein of raping her, was temporarily blocked from Twitter for condemning Weinstein and his colleagues on the social media platform.
Milano starred alongside McGowan on the 1990s television series "Charmed."
According to The Verge, Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company and dismissed from the Academy following the reports from The New York Times and the New Yorker in which a number of women in the entertainment industry came forward to accuse the film mogul of harassment, including Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, and Gwyneth Paltrow.