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MeToo Founder Tarana Burke: Campaign now incredibly conscious;



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Tarana Burke said at the TEDWomen conference MeToo had a long way to go

Founder of the MeToo movement has said that the campaign against rape that began more than a decade ago has become "unrecognizable".

Speaking at TEDWomen in Palm Springs, Tarana Burke said anti-framed frames as a witch hunt.

"Suddenly, an organization for referees who suffer rape is being discussed as a fake plot against men," he said.

"Victims are heard and then vilified."

She was eager to go back to the original proposal for MeToo when, in 2006, he wrote the words on a piece of paper as a way of starting an action plan to do something about the rape he saw in his community.

The phrase became a worldwide hashtag last year following allegations made against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein but Ms Burke said she felt the campaign was overlooked and those set up to help.

"My vision for the Me Too movement is part of a joint vision to see rape free of charge," he told delegates at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference.

"This is a move for one in four girls and one in six boys who are sexually abused each year, and who is carrying wounds that are an adult, "he said.

Ms Burke, following incidents such as Brett Kavanaugh, were being elected to the Supreme Court despite the fact that they were facing allegations of sexual misconduct – which he refused – US politicians appeared to be "disappearing from" r mater ".

"This organization has been called merely a few days I woke up feeling that all the evidence pointed to the opposite," he said.

He ended up talking with a party that victims should not be forced to relocate their trauma by talking about them and called for the "power and privilege" fight to continue.

"We have to re-educate ourselves and children to understand that power and privilege do not always have to destroy and take – it can be used to serve and build," he said.


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