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While it is not possible to know how many of the Google protestors had experienced sexual harassment at work, it is safe to assume that the majority of those who walked out did so because they were supporting their co-workers as allies. They boost retention and graduation rates. However, if we are really serious about combating gender violence in all of its various forms, the MeToo movement must initiate a much needed conversation about the type of gender justice we envisage, about ways to discredit stereotypes of man of colour's aggressive masculinity as well as about the kinds of infrastructure we need to enable all women - but particularly women of colour - to speak out without fear of racist repercussions. Lynching of black men in America often involved physical castration, a symbolic elimination of the perceived sexual prowess of black men.