“It’s not new except in its numbers, which is very important. So now it’s like a tidal wave,” Steinem told HuffPost on Tuesday. “What’s profoundly different: It is a majority movement,” she said.
Crucially, she added, “Women are being believed for the first time ever.”
As the number of stories about sexual misconduct have grown, there’s been an increasing rumble from several women and men concerned that there will be a backlash to #MeToo, which will shut down the conversation.
When asked if she was concerned about that, Steinem was blunt.
“Fuck them,” she said, laughing.