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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4 years ago

I have to steal that last sentence

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Grace Barclay
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4 years ago

On Sunday I asked my father when was the last time he catcalled a woman. He looked me dead in the eye and said never. I asked him why. He told me his father had told him to not do that to a woman. My father is just short of his 88th birthday. He has always been a beacon of integrity, honour and honesty and calling a spade a spade. He is not and was not perfect. He is one of the finest human beings I know. I love you dad. I thank you for being a father to this crazy daughter.

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Mama Panda
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4 years ago

I have taught my son how to respect women. He is only 15 and I am so proud of how he steps up daily to tell other teens to knock it off when they are cat calling, touching, teasing the young girls.

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4 years ago

Respect Bro

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Mama Panda
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4 years ago

Change needs to start at home

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Gayle Bynum Cardosa
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4 years ago

I give them props. They're recognizing and trying. I say Good for Them.

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An Ambitious Lemon
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4 years ago

And this is where the problem lies Mr. George Hall..men like you.

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Noemi Rios
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4 years ago

These are real men.

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Daria B
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4 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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4 years ago

Not blaming the victim is so important.

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Agnes Jekyll
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4 years ago

Love this one

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Hatem Shaltoot
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4 years ago

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

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cyberbird
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4 years ago

This one is good

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Nilloni Chophy
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4 years ago

Applause. Seeing some real men here.

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Jeanna
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4 years ago

women have to do this all the time

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Sasy
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4 years ago

This one is great.

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Nilloni Chophy
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4 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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Jeanna
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4 years ago

especially what's shrugged off as "locker room talk" when it's about assaulting women.

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MistyCat
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9 months ago

To all the dudes commenting with #HowIWillChange: Thank you. So, so much. Really. #HumansUnited #StopTheRapists #MeToo #MeandYou

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Casandra Ladd
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4 years ago

Thank you!

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Mama Panda
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4 years ago

Wow and she is still with you?

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cyberbird
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4 years ago

Just don't celebrate them

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Nilloni Chophy
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4 years ago

Thanks for doing your bit. U have no idea how many women are touched by this amazing response from men.

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Mama Panda
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4 years ago

It's a start at least

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Mama Panda
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4 years ago

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

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MiddleEarth
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1 month ago

Thank you!

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Oforka Glory
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4 years ago

Hope most of these promises aren't just made to enable us use the hashtags only. We really need to mean them and keep them #howIwillchange

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Mama Panda
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4 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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4 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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4 years ago

Wow. Thank you!

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Hilliary Smith
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4 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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Full Name
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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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4 years ago

::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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4 years ago

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

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Full Name
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4 years ago

I'm actually fully on board with this one. Nothing wrong with passing down hard learned wisdom. This tweet should be #appliestoeverything

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Full Name
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4 years ago

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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Eve Roling
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4 years ago

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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Melina Hall
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4 years ago

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

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Mama Panda
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4 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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Jeanna
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4 years ago

These are good!

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CelSlade
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4 years ago

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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4 years ago

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

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Jeanna
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4 years ago

TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER is extremely important, guys.

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Biana Weatherford
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4 years ago

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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4 years ago

That's where it starts.

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CelSlade
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4 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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4 years ago

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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4 years ago

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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