"Me Too" founder Tarana Burke condemned New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation speech after the governor blamed "generational and cultural shifts" for the sexual harassment allegations against him.
"I have done it all my life. It's who I have been since I can remember. In my mind, I have never crossed the line with anyone, but I didn't realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn," Cuomo said. "There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn't fully appreciate – and I should have. No excuses."
In response, Burke took to Twitter, saying "it's not true" that the rules have changed over time.
"This 'generational difference' and 'rules have changed' nonsense is WRONG. The *rules* have NOT changed. It was WRONG 50 years ago and today. The difference is there were few paths to accountability years ago," she wrote in a tweet.
According to Burke, it is not the rules that have changed but the attention to the subject.
"The rule of 'keep your hands to yourself' is universal. We all learned that in Kindergarten," she continued in a Twitter thread. "Nothing is NEW here. Women didn’t JUST start fighting back and speaking up. We just finally found a frequency that folks can hear us more clearly on."