Tarana Burke: "I too am not a female movement"


The creator of Me Too, Tarana Burke, wants the current movement to be more inclusive for people of all genders.

"Me Too is not a women's movement," said Burke during the Time 100 Summit in New York. "Yes, it was the women who came forward and talked about it. Yes, they were women in Hollywood who initially came forward. But the first role of men in this movement is how it survived."

Burke, who created the movement over a decade ago, also explained that Me Too can only succeed if we, as a culture, examine the behavior learned by everyone – and this includes the men we see as "good boys" not just people like Harvey Weinstein and R Kelly.

"People are fine when you talk about the big, scary bad guy. Let's talk about Harvey Weinstein and R. Kelly and Les Moonves, all these big black men, if you want," Burke said.

"But when we start talking about behavior and we start talking about" Hey, you make me feel uncomfortable, good boy ", he continued. "The good guy who is an ally for women, who takes care of everyone, who is a person standing, but who can behave too leniently."

In fact, Burke said: "We must examine all our behavior, "Later adding," and it will be inconvenient. "