Most women I know, me included have suffered from some type of sexual harassment. Yet society has turned a blind eye
No one should be sexually harassed in the workplace, or even anywhere ina perfect world. It has gone on for too long and attention should be brought to stop it.
It will be interesting to see in 10 years,if movement brings real,lasting change,or wasjust passing fad...the good thing is men like Harvey Weinstein now being held to account
#metoo movement is about spreading awarness and support to victims whos human right to consent was denied for any reason. About holding people guilty of taking advantage accountable to their harmful actions, and there could not be enough of that. No one should be shut away because they are ashamed of being mistreated, and no one should feel as if they do not have control over their own bodies. This is about ending a sense of vulnerability among victims, and creating a consensus that we ,as people, will not stand to be quietly taken advantage of for the sake of the abusers convenience. Everyone -men and women- should have the comfort in solidarity against sexual assult and harassment.
Sexual assault in this country is not taken seriously. Survivors of sexual assault are often disregarded, treated as if they are overreacting, or just outright called liars. Those whose experiences are believed often see no justice served, as rapists rarely recieve long sentences for their crime(s). The Metoo movement should continue until sexual assault is seen as a serious crime, and the survivors of such attacks are taken as seriously as they deserve.