I LOVE that women are all getting together and embracing this #MeTootrend on twitter. My friend and I were discussing it earlier today. So many women have been sexually harassed or abused in every way possible and it is so FANTASTIC that we can band together over social media for support.
I love it. I really do.
Well done getting that one going Alyssa Milano.
However, what we saw with this #MeToo tag was, that its always us. Always us women, banding together to bring insight and understanding to a very real issue.
I get why many men, don’t own up to the more severe abuse side of it. Its often incriminating….
And for that reason…
It just looks one sided.
I know, in doing so men could cop some backlash.
But please just once hold yourselves accountable for your own shitty actions. So we can stop calling you out on it.
And I get it, owning up to objectifying women can be overwhelming and scary. It’s shameful, it’s embarrassing, it’s unsightly.
But seriously guys, so is being on the other end of relentless cat calling, touching, inappropriate conversations, rape and assaults.
AND We own it. Every time. Because we have no choice in it.
We are often ashamed, we are often hurt and we are often upset.
But we still call it for what it is.
We have the balls to say #MeToo despite the stigmas attached, despite the ‘man hating’ labels it gives us.
And for the amount of women out there that are #metoo-ing all over the place about this sexual harassment and abuse.
It is rare that we will see many men come forward and put their hands up and say #ididitonce, and I’m sorry.
Its almost like these men, the men who this #MeToo is directed at don’t exist.
But we know you do. Because we’ve seen you, we have heard you, we have felt you, we know you are there. Silently watching.
We just want you to take responsibility for the actions you took against women that caused them pain or discomfort.
Or just maybe sort your shit out, educate yourself, stop harassing and abusing women in the first place.
And then #MeToo wouldn’t have to continue to be a ‘thing’ in the bloody first place.
*I am well aware that men can also experience the same kind of behaviours from women and men. I have not included it in my post as I am not a male, and feel as though I can not speak for them, they can speak for themselves if they wish too and I welcome it here on my page.
If you are a male and want to scream #MeToo from the roof, this is your place.
I do have empathy for male survivors and understand this is not only a female issue. However as I have a personal tie to the #MeToo -being a woman and a survivor of sexual abuse, sexual harassment and rape, I feel as though I can comment on this first hand.