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Tarana Burke: Women and Watershed Moment

tarana burke: The stakes are higher in a lot of instances for us than they are for a lot of other women, said Tarana Burke, a black activist who founded the MeToo movement on Twitter in 2006 to raise awareness around sexual violence, according to Metro News. That creates a dynamic where you have women of colour who have to think a little bit differently about what it means for them to come forward in cases of sexual harassment. The stories of abuse have roiled the entertainment industry, politics, tech and more, raising the possibility that this could be a watershed moment to end tolerance of such behaviour . But some observers fear minority women may miss the moment, as they often are more reticent to speak up about sexual harassment. A few high-profile minority actresses have come forward. When Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o wrote in a New York Times op-ed last month that she had an unsettling encounter with the producer in 2011 at his home, Weinstein quickly denied doing anything inappropriate with Nyong'o, after days of silence following similar accusations by famous white accusers. New York authorities are investigating claims from actress Paz de la Huerta that Weinstein raped her twice in 2010; he has denied charges of non-consensual sex with any woman. ( As reported in the news.