Me too- revealing the magnitude of sexual assault/harassment

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According to BBC, Women and men from all over the globe who have been sexually harassed have been sharing their stories across social media using the hashtag “me too” to show the magnitude of sexual assault.

Muktasree Chakma Sathi, a rights activist from Bangladesh, narrated her stories of horror as she” decided to walk down in the bad memories’ lane and cry like hell and write down few of them -here in my post. Why? I explained that too “

#metoo Me Too (I decided to walk down in the bad memories' lane and cry like hell and write down few of them -here in…

Posted by Muktasree Chakma Sathi on Monday, October 16, 2017

Posts shared across social media platforms indeed demonstrate that it has been an issue that has been happening since long and cuts across gender, race, ethnicity and other boundaries.

#metoo Me tooAnd who has not been?It's important to raise our voices, spread the stories, let the survivors know that…

Rokeya Chowdhury 发布于 2017年10月16日

Me too.From the little mag editor who came to sell his magazine in a quiet afternoon and molested me when I was 8…

Leesa Gazi 发布于 2017年10月16日

#MeTooI was sexually harassed many times. Sometimes People wants to beat me because I Protested. Sometimes they called…

শেখ সিরাজুম মুনিরা নীরা 发布于 2017年10月16日

According to Devika Mittal, a peace activist based in India, it is important to address the issue of sexual assault and end victim blaming:

Me too.“If all the people who have been sexually harassed, assaulted or abused wrote "Me too.” as a status, we might…

Devika Mittal 发布于 2017年10月16日

While it is a powerful campaign, some are worried if it will be able to have any lasting impact. Sandhya Nair, a researcher based in Delhi wrote on Facebook: ” I am afraid ‘Me Too’ would become just another status update. I am afraid ‘They too’ will make us all more numb towards gender related harrassment and assualts of varying magnitude. I am afraid the multiple expressions of pain could lead to boredom and banality towards the very idea.”

While it is not a compulsion on everyone to speak up, as suggested by a twitter user, not every survivor owes us their story, it is a praiseworthy step towards breaking the taboo and silence. It is important to put an end to victim blaming.

 

 

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