#MeToo movement highlighting attention to prevalent problem of sexual harassment
WASHINGTON - The #MeToo movement is growing.
Social media has been flooded with the hashtag, posted by women (and men), detailing their struggles with sexual harassment or assault. The groundswell follows the explosive sexual misconduct allegations against disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, which is emboldening others to come out of the shadows and share their own experiences.
On Friday's "The Final 5," Jim Lokay spoke with Carlota Zimmerman, a New York-based attorney and career strategist, who weighed in on the current climate.
"Times are rapidly changing," she said. "People are starting to realize I'm not the reason I was harassed. This is something bigger. I don't have to be ashamed of it."
Zimmerman suggests that social media is precipitating a national conversation on sexual harassment because victims are becoming more comfortable with sharing their stories on a larger level.
"I've had men and women tell me horror stories," said Zimmerman. "I started my business because I witnessed horror stories. It's great that men and women want to start talking about what happened because this is a national problem."