The #MeIt conference, a global effort to raise awareness of sexual harassment, sexual assault and abuse, has been met with skepticism from some.
But as it gets underway this week, the #MyNameIs hashtag is being used to highlight what many people see as the positive, and the negative.
While some are still questioning the conference’s purpose, others have started to see some positive.
The hashtag #MynameIs, for example, has helped many people feel empowered to speak up about sexual harassment and sexual assault.
The hashtag has also helped people raise awareness about gender equality, the issue of online bullying, sexual harassment in the military and more.
It has also been used to create a platform for a number of positive #MeTalks, where people from all walks of life share their stories and share their experiences.
In a new video from the organization #MeThis, a former military member discusses how #MeIts #MeSomething and how it’s helping him and other men feel less alone and less alone in the world.
In the video, which has received over 5,000 views since it was uploaded on Wednesday, the former service member, who wished to remain anonymous, explains that he felt his career was at risk due to his sexual orientation and he felt like he could not share it.
“The #MeOne campaign was started by the #NOMenFund and it was started to raise money for people that were experiencing harassment, that were being sexually harassed, that are being assaulted in the name of their faith,” he says in the video.
“It’s kind of been the platform for us to try to show the world that we don’t have to be alone and that we’re not alone.”
In addition to the #MenTogether movement, #MeWeThem, also launched in March and aims to empower young men and women to help the next generation of leaders.
While the #WomenWeThems hashtag has raised concerns about the lack of support for women in leadership roles, the organizers have said it is aimed at men, not women.
“We are not advocating that we give up our gender,” says one of the leaders, who has a military background.
“We are just stating that we believe that it is possible for women to be leaders and not men.”
“We believe that men can be leaders because we have been led by men,” he adds.
There are also women in the #TheMeWe are #MeThem movement who have also taken up the cause, with several women in military and government roles coming forward to talk about their experiences of sexual assault in the armed forces.
“We have had many women in positions of leadership tell us they have experienced sexual harassment,” one of those leaders says.
Another former military veteran, who is a vocal supporter of #MeOurMoms, has also used the hashtag to raise funds to help victims of sexual abuse and harassment.
Another #MeOut movement, led by an online community called #MeMeOut, aims to encourage people to speak out about sexual assault by raising awareness and educating.
The #MenOut movement also has some positive things to say about the #meit conference, including that it’s a great opportunity for young men to learn about the power of speaking up.
“I would love to see #MeTogether continue to grow,” said one of its organizers, who wishes to remain unnamed.
It’s not just the #OneMe hashtag, however, that has sparked controversy.
Many have also criticized the hashtag for promoting “rape culture,” or suggesting that people who are sexual predators are not necessarily capable of being victims of rape.
Several women have also expressed concern that the #NotAllMen hashtag, which is also used by #MeMen, may be triggering, because it encourages people to identify as “men” without actually understanding what they are.