The #MeToo movement has changed the way we feel about sexual assault and harassment, the way we report sexual abuse and crimes, the way the entertainment industry functions, and the way we do business. These changes, pervasive and long-lasting, help everyone.
When Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before Congress on Thursday, September 27, 2018, a major energy shift occurred, particularly among the women watching. Dr. Ford’s testimony was not only believed, it was felt. It was a mass triggering of women’s trauma, common among those who have suffered from sexual abuse and sexual assault.
I’m sure you have seen this quote printed on t-shirts and while you may not have thought much of it, lately this powerful trend has been taking over the fashion industry. Designers are using fashion as their mainstream for voicing their opinion on feminism &
Men and women’s empowerment? Yes! Men have the capacity to support women’s empowerment movements. Rather than shun their participation, we encourage it. Since women and girls are often harassed and abused by men in power, it is helpful when men to step up and have our backs.
As more actresses and women in media are coming forward to reveal how they, too (#MeToo) have been sexually harassed, even raped, by Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men in Hollywood, our society is becoming more conscious about how insidious and institutionalized this form of abuse really is.