The #MeItOut movement, which began after the release of the documentary The Hunting Ground, is also the focus of this week’s episode of #AskReddit.
The hashtag refers to the hashtag #MeItsEnding, which was created to protest sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, and has since inspired many other organizations to take similar actions.
In the episode, the subreddit r/AskReddit is also exploring how the #NotAllMen movement can help empower women who are victims of sexual violence and assault.
“You know, I’ve got a daughter who is 15 and she’s very outspoken about it, so when I heard she was going to be attending the Women’s March on Washington, I knew it had to happen,” Redditor Darryl, who is also a father, told host Jeff Ross.
“She just wanted people to know that the violence was happening and she needed to know it was a problem.”
The conversation then moved to how #MeIn is actually a way to “reach out” to men who are sexually assaulted.
“I thought it was really important to address the issue of sexual assault in this society,” Redditt said.
“So I went to my mom, and I just said, ‘Mom, I want you to know I’m going to do this.'”
“She looked at me and she was like, ‘How are you going to get your message across?’
And I was like okay, I have a message that’s going to hit people on a personal level.”
The #Mein hashtag has since spread to Twitter and Instagram.
The episode also included a discussion about the hashtag itself, and whether the #Menstrual-Stamp movement can be a model for other men’s rights groups.
“When I see that I’m like, Oh my god, that’s so dangerous,” Reddit said.
“Because when you see that message, you’re like, I can’t believe I’m a man.
I have to do something.”