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Entry from January 03, 2018
“The #MeToo movement is supposed to be empowering, but why PoundMeToo?”

"#MeToo” became popular on social media in October 2017, as a response to several high-profile sexual assault and harassment allegations in the United States. “Someone I work with referred to # me too as pound me too. Good solid 5 minute laugh” was posted on Twitter on October 16, 2017. “#metoo #poundmetoo” was posted on Twitter on October 19, 2017, along with the meme:

“In the 90’s, ‘#’ was pound. Please be more responsible when making sexual abuse hashtags. #MeToo”

“I get that the ‘#me too’ movement is supposed to be empowering… But they could’ve picked a better slogan than ‘PoundMeToo’” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on January 4, 2018.


Wikipedia: Me Too (hashtag)
“Me Too” (or “#MeToo”, with local alternatives in other languages) spread virally as a two-word hashtag used on social media in October 2017 to denounce sexual assault and harassment, in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against film producer and executive Harvey Weinstein. The phrase, long used in this sense by social activist Tarana Burke, was popularized by actress Alyssa Milano, who encouraged women to tweet it to publicize experiences to demonstrate the widespread nature of misogynistic behavior. Since then, the phrase has been posted online millions of times, often with an accompanying personal story of sexual harassment or assault. The initial response on Twitter included high-profile posts from several celebrities, including Reese Witherspoon, Rosario Dawson, Viola Davis, Anna Paquin, Lady Gaga, Sheryl Crow, Björk, Sarah Hyland, Molly Ringwald, and Ellen DeGeneres.

Twitter
Stephen Huizing‏
@StephenZHuizing
Someone I work with referred to # me too as pound me too. Good solid 5 minute laugh.
2:36 PM - 16 Oct 2017

Twitter
Thepoliticalpornshow‏
@politicalporn
They really didn’t think through using #MeToo which can also be read as ‘pound me too’....
7:37 PM - 17 Oct 2017 from Clarksville, TN

Twitter
Lizmarh Maldonado‏
@KingLizmarh
#metoo #poundmetoo
(A meme reads: “In the 90’s, ‘#’ was pound. Please be more responsible when making sexual abuse hashtags. #MeToo”—ed.)
7:10 AM - 19 Oct 2017

Twitter
Walter White‏
@BurnerProfile_
@Alyssa_Milano the hashtag doesn’t work out too well since # is equated to “pound”...so it comes off “poundmetoo” #MeToo #meToomen
5:27 PM - 19 Oct 2017

Reddit—Circlejerk
TIL #metoo is pronounced “pound me too” (self.circlejerk)
submitted October 20, 2017 by JohnnyBlack22

Twitter
delcokid‏
@delcokid
They need to think about these hashtags..#MeToo would technically translate to “PoundMeToo” # is a pound sign😬
6:26 AM - 20 Oct 2017

Reddit—Weekend Gunnit
Who the hell thought “pound me too” would be a good hashtag (imgur.com)
submitted October 23, 2017 by WkndFirearmConcierge💩 59 | weiny rustler | #2 ShitComp 1

Reddit—The Donald
For those of us who remember “#” being called the pound sign, #MeToo means PoundMeToo (self.The_Donald)
submitted December 19, 2017 by nero2003MAGA
For those of us who remember “#” being called the pound sign, #MeToo means PoundMeToo

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
If you grew up before hashtags were a thing, it says PoundMeToo, which is a really different message.
submitted December 25, 2017 by Altephor1

Reddit—Jokes
I get that the “#me too” movement is supposed to be empowering…
submitted January 4, 2018 by goobernads
But they could’ve picked a better slogan than “PoundMeToo”

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