Current Affairs,  Mental Health

#metoo is not just a bandwagon fad

After watching the GG’s, I am on board with the #metoo thing. I wasn’t before, I’ll be honest. I found it hard to accept that people were jumping on the activist train because I thought it was just another hashtag to show the support you don’t actually believe in, but after the GG, I can finally admit to myself and others, that I am survivor of sexual harassment and assault.
 
This isn’t a shock or a reason to send me an “I’m sorry”. Not because I don’t appreciate it, but because it’s happening and has happened.
 
“1 out of every 6 American women have been the victim of an assault in some form. 99% of perpetrators of sexual violence will walk free. 13% of survivors will attempt suicide. 64% of trans people will experience sexual violence in their lifetime. 90% of rape victims are female.”
 
It’s scary, but empowering and it’s shocking that it’s taking Hollywood women for us to come forward and fight, but thank you to all of them. For they are why we are fighting and finding the voice to stand up and say #metoo.

 

 
It’s a complete disgrace that there are women who support the POTUS, one of them being his own daughter and I am not going to hold back. I am ashamed that any female would support him after everything we have learned in the last year about him as a man and a human being.
 
It is NOT okay.
 
This subject is not an isolated incident that we are just now finding out about, we are only hearing it because it’s coming from the voices of influential people and it was powerful AF to hear it from women that I grew up watching on screen.

 

 
Movies have always been my escape. I would dream about the lives of women who would kick ass and stand up against their abuse and inequality and I would wish that I could by just like them.
I looked up to Charlize The
ron in Whistleblower, Oprah Winfrey in The Color Purple, Sigourney Weaver in Alien, Linda Hamilton in The Terminator, Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted, Mariska Hargitay in Law and Order, Jodie Foster in The Accused, AJ Cook and Paget Brewster in Criminal Minds, Sandra Peabody and Sara Paxton in Last House on the Left, Camille Keaton and Sarah Butler in I Spit on your Grave, Susan Sarandon and Gina Davis in Thelma and Louise, Julia Ro
berts in Erin Brockovitch, Lena Headey in 300, Emma Stone in Easy A, Demi Moore in G.I. Jane, Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry and so many others.
 
“I will be seen and be heard
And they hang on my every w
ord
I will break free from the chains
And beat anything you throw in my way”
 

 

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