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Question Me too? - April 15th 2018, 02:05 PM

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This is only my opinion being expressed, so I HOPE I don't offend anyone. So recently in the past me too has been all over the place, and it has really been pissing me off. The thing is, I am not excusing anyone. You should NEVER put your hands on another person and violate there personal space or anything else. That being said, I'm frustrated with the whole "me too" thing. I understand its meant to bring awareness, but I mean come on.Some of these supporters are such hypocrites. One woman that was involved with me too was accused of groping a man. But somehow its less important because she's a woman? I als have an issue with some of these woman not even saying "stop" or at least leaving a situation. Like, why are you complaining? No one put a gun to your head, but you still didn't say no. Some of these men are even called sexual predators, only because they brushed against you in an inappropriate way. Now that's WRONG, but, I mean, come on...Now I know in certain cases (like Nasser) that arguments are completely valid. I'm not complaining about that. But coming from someone who has been severely abused throughout my life, I feel like most of these women are taking away from true victims and survivors of real abuse.


   
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Re: Me too? - April 15th 2018, 03:40 PM

There were things I've liked about 'me too' and things I did not like.

I think bringing awareness to this issue is important and that's what I liked about Me too. I was, personally, a bit triggered by it but I found the importance and there were a few times I thought about sharing but was not ready too.

Most the woman who were sexually harassed didn't say anything because a person's body has natural responses and for a lot of people the body shuts down. When I am in a situation like this my body shuts down because in the past fighting never did anything. Fighting actually made the situation worse. So, I understand 100% why people didn't say anything, it's because fighting can lead to a lot worse happening.

The main things I didn't like about this movement is that if men came forward about being harassed they were told to get their own movement. While I understand the statement I think it's more important for all victims of sexual harassment and abuse to come forward. If more people come together I feel more can be done. I also struggle with ignoring the fact that woman can be abusive or can sexually harass others. That's a huge trigger for me and when I'd be confronted with it while reading the me too posts, I would have to log off of facebook or ignore any posts about it.

I think the movement's intentions were good and I still feel like it was an important movement. Like all movements, there were some good things and some not so good things but I don't, necessarily, think that takes away from the importance of the movement.

I am glad you shared your thoughts though as I can relate to some of what you have said.


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