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This morning, the simple phrase "Me too" began appearing on my Facebook feed. It comes from the statement: "If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'Me too' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem." 
C.S. Lewis wrote that "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'". 
Camaraderie. Togetherness, understanding, and empathy. Me too. 


2014
It was subtle. Like it could have been an accident. I think my brain tried to rationalize the situation by saying that, even as it became obvious it was anything but. 

When the bus I needed pulled up to the platform, it was overly crowded. But, I wanted to get home and was used to squeezing onto buses packed to bursting like a sardine tin, so I pressed into the crowd as most Ecuadorians do. No personal space whatsoever is the flip side of only paying 25 cents for public transp…

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