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Residents Of Washtenaw County Share Their Stories Of Harassment And Abuse

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"Me too."

Just two words are being used on social media as a way for women--and some men--to share that they've been sexually harassed or assaulted.  It's a national conversation that began following the growing number of complaints of sexual harassment or abuse against Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with Barbara Niess-May, the executive director of Safe House Center, which provides support for women who've been abused, about the discussion in Washtenaw County.

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Barbara Neiss-May is the executive director of Safe House Center

Niess-May says the abuse is the result of the bigger picture of oppression.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Niess-May says the thousands of "me too" showing up through social media are helping to raise awareness of the problem.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu

Lisa Barry was a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU.
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