Misogyny prominent in Alberta film industry, Edmonton screenwriter says

Friday, 20 October 2017, 12:03:25 PM. A campaign which has flooded social media feeds with stories of personal assault should serve as a wake-up call for the Alberta film industry, says Edmonton screenwriter and actress Lindsey McNeill.
A campaign that has flooded social media feeds with stories of sexual violence should serve as a wake-up call for the Alberta film industry, says Edmonton screenwriter and actress Lindsey McNeill. "I had the misperception that this community is somewhat safer than Hollywood," McNeill said in an interview with CBC Edmonton's Radio Active.  "Absolutely, I have had [these experiences] and I think most women this city have. "To be honest, there are probably too many to recount, and not just from being in the industry, but just from being woman." Women identify as assault, harassment victims using #metoo hashtag Two simple words — Me Too — have become a both confessional and a rallying cry for thousands of women who have been targets of sexual assault or harassment. Social media feeds have been flooded in recent days by messages, mainly from women, acknowledging that they too have been catcalled, groped, raped or abused. The #MeToo campaign was born out of the recent scandal surrounding Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual abuse by scores of young women. Harvey Weinstein 'just one festering pustule in a diseased industry' On Sunday, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a note that read: "If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote "Me too" as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem. "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet," she wrote. The call to...Read more
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