Him Too movement

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The Him Too movement (or #HimToo movement) is a movement against false rape allegations.[1] #HimToo spread virally in October 2018 after a tweet from a mother about her son being afraid to date because of a climate of false rape allegations; the son quickly disavowed the tweet, saying it does not represent him or his opinions concerning sexual assault.[2]

History[edit]

The #HimToo movement came as part of the backlash to the #MeToo movement. A US mother tweeted about her son with this hashtag. She claimed that her son, Pieter Hanson, is afraid to go on dates because of false rape allegations. Hanson himself disavowed his mother’s tweet, saying that he does not avoid dating for fear of being falsely accused of sexual misconduct, and that he supports the #MeToo movement.[3]

Media coverage[edit]

Since the hash tag #HimToo went viral on Twitter, there has been widespread discussion about the movement and allegations worldwide caused by the Me Too movement.[4]

In January 2019, a tertiary institution's lecturer from Hong Kong also came out in the spotlight to announce his establishment of a support group aimed at "gathering all men who have suffered from false allegations of sexual crimes to speak out" in an interview by a local newspaper. He claimed that he was a victim of this movement, which he considered as "encouraging unethical women to frame males they hate, who, under conventional stereotypes, are usually assumed to hold indecent urge for women".

He did add that he "was not opposed to this movement, but was concerned about its abuses that could ruin the life of many innocent men".[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Flynn, Meagan (October 9, 2018). "'This is MY son': Navy vet horrified as mom's tweet miscasts him as #HimToo poster boy — and goes viral". The Washington Post. Washington DC: Nash Holdings LLC. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  2. ^ North, Anna (October 10, 2018). "#HimToo, the online movement spreading myths about false rape allegations, explained". Vox. New York City: Vox Media. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "How a US mom's Him Too tweet about her son backfired hilariously". India Today. Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India: Living Media. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  4. ^ E. Garcia, Sandra (October 9, 2018). "A Mom's #HimToo Tweet Ignites a Viral Meme, and Her Embarrassed Son Clarifies". The New York Times. New York City: New York Times Company. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "【MeToo無辜男】召集被屈同路人伸冤 前大專講師:唔敢再望女人". Apple Daily. 13 Jan 2019.