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Q: Do you think the #MeToo will change the way people view sexual harassment and assault?

By Jessica Berget, Opinions Editor

Recently, a popular hashtag has been confronting people on all social media platforms about the pervasiveness of sexual assault and harassment. #MeToo is a status or a hashtag that is shared by people that have experienced any kind of sexual harassment and assault to give people a sense of the magnitude and reality of the issue and how many people are affected by it. There has been a lot of controversy as to whether this campaign will change anything regarding sexual violence and people who have been hurt by it. Here is what the students of Douglas College have to say about it:


“I’d like to say yes, but I don’t know if it actually will. I saw an article on CBC yesterday that asked, ‘How does the #MeToo thing affect men?’ It doesn’t. I’ve seen a few people who are saying this is a good opportunity for us to talk about masculinity within male friend groups, but the people who are saying this are already the good ones. So, as far as the people who actually do stuff [about this], not so sure.”

-Lexi Butler, English


“I think so, because it will bring more awareness to it.”

-Kyla Tokay, General Studies


“I would hope, but probably not.”

-Matt Nordli, Fitness


“Maybe, because it allows everyone to be open about everything, so they will have a better insight. But other than that, I don’t know if it would be a significant change. It’s more so that everyone is open to talking about it, but I don’t know if it would make a significant change where they’re actually going to do something about it.”

-Rumsha Gauhar, Psychology