Actress Alyssa Milano has started the #MeToo social media campaign, showing women they aren't the only individuals facing sexual assault and harassment. The campaign went viral, generating thousands of responses, retweets, likes, giving a supreme sense of magnitude to the problem.

Australian journalist and screenwriter Benjamin Law has created the hashtag #HowIWillChange in response to Milano's effort. He used it as a tool to publicly announce his support and to commit to change against the culture of sexual violence.

The act of sharing devastating #MeToo stories on social media shook the public, highlighting how many women have had similar experiences. Eventually, as the flood of these messages continued, women started asking men what are they going to do to address the situation. Law's #HowIWillChange is just what everyone needed. It will give voice to all who want to stand up. "I will never blame a victim," one guy wrote. "I will keep showing my 3 sons and one grandson how to honor and respect women," said the other. Scroll down to read how men are getting involved and upvote your favorite pledges.

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The Cube Cat
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3 years ago

I have to steal that last sentence

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evil morty
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great actor! everyone should watch begin again.

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I respect this guy a lot, especially because of his profile pic

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Respect Bro

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Mama Panda
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3 years ago

Change needs to start at home

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Mama Panda
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Then why did Mr. Benjamin post it to twitter?

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Jo Smith
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That's a very selfless act! Kudos.

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Noemi Rios
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These are real men.

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Please, do. I don't seem to be taken seriously, or even heard, by those who make such statements.

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Not blaming the victim is so important.

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Eric Cox
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What were you teaching him before today?

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Hatem Shaltoot
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3 years ago

You can not live without women, so you have to respect them

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

This one is good

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Nilloni Chophy
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3 years ago

Applause. Seeing some real men here.

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John Smith
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3 years ago

Plot spoiler: he's jobless.

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This one is great.

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Nilloni Chophy
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3 years ago

"No more going along to get along"... So many men could do so much for this issue just by following that last sentence. Bless you ,sir

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Now a days girls "guy talk", and that's just a wrong view to gender equality.

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Peter Pan complex

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Casandra Ladd
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Thank you!

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Eric Cox
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3 years ago

What? Really?

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3 years ago

love this one

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"female"? How about stop interrupting human beings? What does sex have to do with it? It's rare that a person is a really good, supporting listener with one sex but a constantly interrupting jerk to the other.

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It's a start at least

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Mama Panda
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3 years ago

I would hope that you will learn to be a better friend too in being supportive.

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New year's commitments that don't last

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Once again if you were already doing it it's not change.

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Mama Panda
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3 years ago

If you screwed up and you were actually listening to women and not just hearing them, then you have no right to get butthurt. If you continue to do so, may I suggest therapy to work through the reasons your feelings get crushed when someone tells you that you sexually assaulted someone.

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CelSlade
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3 years ago

Listen to what she says - reading through all of these I kept thinking you guys are missing out on the most important part. And this is it. No more: 'Well at least it wasn't a stranger'. No more: 'At least he didn't beat you'. No more: 'Oh well, you were drunk, so really it was your fault'. And to hell with: 'Yeah, well, if you dress like that...'

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Casandra Ladd
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Wow. Thank you!

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Hilliary Smith
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3 years ago

Since many harassers and abusers have gotten stealthy about it, a lot of us are stunned and slow to react, even the targets many times. I wonder if role playing would help us recognize and react more in the moment?

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I would love to see you really do this in real life *grabs popcorn and lawn chair*.

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Brenda Williams
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::applauds::

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This is getting ridicules, don't allow anyone to talk down to someone you do not need to bring gender into this.

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How else would he signal those virtues? Apparently this guy believes jokes validate the behaviour of people who want to actually do the things that are joked about. If they were normal, validated behaviours, then they wouldn't be jokes. That's how jokes work. *palmface*

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Biana Weatherford
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3 years ago

That one hurts, doesn't it? Someone you know DID that.

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Nothing to do with gender

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Never understood cat calling. What's the goal? I'm serious, I literally don't understand the purpose. Is it to hopefully make the person suddenly become attracted to you? Is it to give a compliment? Neither of these make any sense, but I can't think of any other motivation.

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This one is not bad, actually.

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Thank You!

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"Tolerating something is accepting it". Uh.....that's a broad brush, sir. You best be calling out absolutely all behaviour you don't like lest ye be a hypocrite. You can't cherry pick after making a statement like that.

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Maybe start with changing your twitter handle? KneelB4Chris, c'mon!

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Mama Panda
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3 years ago

That is a great idea but please don't just put women in your organization leadership because they are just women. Please make sure they are qualified for the position. Affirmative Action is not the answer nor the solution.

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These are good!

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CelSlade
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I like point 2. This is a very concrete, useful and necessary offer. I hope you follow through on it.

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Mama Panda
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the phrase boys will be boys is outdated and not true.

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Wait so he does not already take no for an answer?

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Biana Weatherford
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I adore these concrete answers. It does help to call out toxic behavior, it does more to actively empower those downtrodden. Kudo Benjamin!

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CelSlade
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That's where it starts.

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CelSlade
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3 years ago

Thank you! Finally! Most rape victims feel that not being believed (the very first reaction in just about everyone you tell) is like a second violation.

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Eric Cox
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Not losing sight is not changing you fail at this exercise.

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Hilliary Smith
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Should matter whether she is some man's relation. If she was a clone grown in a vat, she would be worthy of respect in her own right!

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Hilliary Smith
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How about respectful speech and behavior toward all women, nit just the ones you have a relationship with? How about respectful speech about girls and their abilities?

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