Recycled and due to social media and more outlets now, amplified far more than before.And Me Too isn’t the only anti-sexual assault movement that’s occurred. It’s one of many (I also briefly touch on this in my thesis lol). Take Back the Night started in the 70s and is ongoing.
People tend to think that current trends in society are new, but they rarely are. Things like consent, race, censorship, sexual assault, etc. have ALWAYS been hot topics and things of concern. The idea of “cancel culture,” has been a thing for eons (it just has a different name). Same with political correctness. People have been talking about how folks find the bad in everything nowadays. A psychologist back in the 50s named Frederic Wertham wrote a book about the dangers of reading comics and how they somehow cause delinquency and homosexuality. People today would probably agree that his take was far-fetched, but once again, it’s an example of people looking at things and critiquing them.
None of this is new. Things get recycled over time, all the time.