Burke says sexual violence is usually caused by someone the woman knows, so people should be educated from a young age they have the right to say no to sexual contact from any person, even after repeat solicitations from an authority or spouse, and to report predatory behavior.Burke has stated the current purpose of the movement is to give people the resources to have access to healing, and advocates for changes to laws and policies.Donegan stated it was unfair so few people had access to the list before it went public, for example, very few women of color received access (and therefore protection) from it.She pointed to her "whiteness, health, education, and class" that allowed her to take the risk of sharing the list and getting fired.In the United States, a 2016 report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission states that although 25–85% of women report sexual harassment at work, few ever report the incidents, most commonly due to fear of reprisal.There is discussion on the best ways to handle whisper networks, or private lists of "people to avoid" that are shared unofficially in nearly every major institution or industry where sexual harassment is common due to power imbalances, including government, media, news and academia.In the coverage of #Me Too, there has been widespread discussion about the best way for sufferers of sexual abuse or harassment to stop what's happening to them at work.There is general agreement that a lack of effective reporting options is a major factor that drives unchecked sexual misconduct in the workplace.
She supports legislation making it difficult for publicly traded companies to hide cover-up money from their stockholders, and would like to make it illegal for employers to require new workers sign non-disclosure agreements as a condition of employment.
Gender analysts such as Anna North have stated that #Me Too should be addressed as a labor issue due to the economic disadvantages to reporting harassment.
North suggested combating underlying power imbalances in some workplaces, for example by raising the tipped minimum wage, and embraces innovations like the "portable panic buttons" that are mandated for hotel employees in Seattle.
Since then, the phrase has been posted online millions of times, often with an accompanying personal story of sexual harassment or assault.
The response on Twitter included high-profile posts from several celebrities, and many stories of sexual violence were shared, including from Gwyneth Paltrow, Several hashtags about sharing stories of sexual violence were in use before #Me Too became the most popular.