In 2006, Tarana Burke founded the #metoo movement to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing. Using the idea of “empowerment through empathy,” the #metoo movement was ultimately created to ensure survivors know they're not alone in their journey. ~Metoo MvMt
"Sexual violence, rape, sexual assault, and sexual coercion are terms that refer to a range of nonconsensual sexual acts obtained through coercion, incapacitation, threats, or force. "- The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality.
"Sexual violence and abuse includes a range of sexually coercive behaviors such as rape and other nonconsensual touching of a sexual nature, child molestation, exposing oneself or “flashing,” sexual harassment, and the mutilation of genitalia.."- World of Sociology