The Me Too Movement
The Me Too Movement is actually a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault women face in their day-to-day lives. It initially started as a hashtag, calling out the assaulters. Slowly and gradually it started gaining popularity and it is now an actual movement known as Me Too Movement.
Where do Women get Harassed?
Women get harassed in their workplaces, restaurants, cinemas, while shopping, when they’re with their friends, when alone, outside and even in their homes. There is not a single place which can be stated as completely safe for a woman.
Are Women asking for it?
This is a common misconception, the belief that women are asking for it. Women are not asking for it. The women they dress, talk, walk, no matter how much make-up they put on their faces. It is their own decision. No one has the right to touch them without their consent, no matter what hints, signals or gestures you think they are giving.
Take a wooden stick. Put a little pressure on it, it won’t budge, Put a little more, it’ll bend a little. Add a little more pressure, the stick will snap. All these women who have gone through this trauma, devastation, and pain have finally snapped and they are fighting back now.
This Movement started when Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual misconduct allegations on October 2017 by dozens of women, he assaulted over a period of at least 30 years. More than 80 women in the film industry have since accused Weinstein of such acts.
Ever since that day, many major names have hit the dirt as women have started coming forward with their assault claims.
Here’s a list of some high profile men who have been accused of sexual harassment since the Weinstein story has surfaced:
· Brett Kavanaugh
· Les Moonves
· Sylvester Stallone
· Jamie Foxx
· Morgan Freeman
· Nev Schulman
· R. Kelly
And many more names like these.
It is very common, women being harassed. But women now coming forward and fighting with all their might against this outrageous affair is exemplary. Women should keep fighting against this together. Change is constant and persistent and we will soon see a day when there will be no such thing as harassment or assaulting of any gender, period.
As said by Michelle Obama;
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”