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#MeToo Founder Feared Movement Might Drift From Intent

Clip: 10/20/2021 | 2m 27s | Video has closed captioning.

The term “Me Too” went viral in 2017, but activist Tarana Burke had already been using it for a decade to help survivors – particularly young women of color – empower themselves and connect to others. For Burke, watching #MeToo go viral wasn’t necessarily a cause for celebration. Instead, she feared the movement might drift away from its original intent. Her new memoir documents all this and more.

Aired: 10/20/21

Rating: NR

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