TORONTO DIRECTOR/WRITER/ACTOR NICOLE STAMP WROTE A #METOO ARTICLE THAT WAS SHARED 70K TIMES AND HAS NOW BEEN PICKED UP BY CNN

Nicole Stamp is a director, actor, and television host living in Toronto.

What decent men can do in response to #MeToo

(CNN) On Sunday, the Internet was suddenly flooded with #MeToo, as women of all ages and backgrounds shared achingly painful stories of sexual harassment and assault. And among those posts, I heard my male friends — good, decent men — asking: How can I help?

The next day, I wrote an essay on Facebook to answer these decent men. By Friday, it had been shared nearly 70,000 times.
Here’s a summary of my essay, which describes concrete ways that men — in fact, people of any gender — can help improve the climate for the women around them.
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1. Practice this phrase: “That’s not cool.” Say it to other men who are saying disrespectful things to or about women.
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2. Read and follow feminist writers. I like Ijeoma OluoLindy West and Roxane Gay. There are so many; follow a few. Even if you find a topic “exhausting” or “too angry,” try to put aside that discomfort and keep reading anyway.
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