The widespread discussion about sexual harassment comes after New York Times and New Yorker investigations exposed film producer Harvey Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual misconduct. By Tuesday morning, more than 12 million posts on Facebook contained the words along with more than 1 million tweets.
This is especially true for women in the industry; you’d be hard-pressed to find a single individual who doesn’t have at least one story about being made to feel uncomfortable because of unwanted advances in the music workforce.
And yes, she has her own #MeToo story – “too many to count”, she says.
I’m not 100 percent better and, I don’t think I ever will be.
“Unfortunately there are people out there like that”.
“Journalist Rabia Mehmood expressed similar views in her contribution to the online movement: “#MeToo.
“It was overwhelming for me”, said Katelyn Brewer, President & CEO of Darkness 2 Light.
When asked about unwanted sexual advances they deemed inappropriate either inside or outside their workplace, the number leaps to a 54 percent majority of women who say it’s happened to them, the poll shows.
“I think numerous people had much more traumatic experiences than I, but when I started thinking about it, there were way too many instances where I have experienced not assault, but harassment, which I think is based on the fact that it is acceptable, but also because I’m a woman”. Do not wait until a hashtag is popularized to be ready to listen to their stories. This includes men. As a victim, speaking up can be hard.
Journalist Reham Khan regretted the country’s treatment of harassment discourse in a tweet on her official account: “In Pakistan women will not be believed if they talk about sexual harassment”.
“Remember that even if someone doesn’t share their experience openly, it doesn’t mean that it never happened”, she said.
“Honestly, has happened to *every* woman I know”.
“There’s still such a stigma behind it”, she said. It has opened up a world of hurt, courage and empathy. “It can be really hard to confront it”.
“Topics like #MeToo give people permission to begin real conversation”, she said. It’s a testament to the fact that people have been shamed into feeling that this is a discussion that they can’t have.
Sexual violence and sexual assault are often taboo subjects across all three of those cultures, she said. The hashtag filled Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, bringing a flood of personal stories with it. You are worthy of respect. Ashley Hoshihara Cruz, a Sexual Assault Services Coordinator at the agency said,”I think people are not necessarily surprised when they think about as a whole but they get to see it one out of one, as in you get to actually put a face to the movement”.
One of the most concerning areas for Agency Circle chair and Clemenger Sydney CEO Emily Perrett, was around sexual harassment.