I'm over at Covenant Eyes this week and I'd love for you to join me over there for a bit of conversation on the #MeToo social media campaign. Here's a little teaser...
Scrolling through my Facebook feed earlier this week, every other post resounded with #metoo. If you haven’t seen it, you may be asking, “Me too, what?”
There are now variations of the original post, but here is the gist:
“If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me too” as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.
I searched Facebook with the hashtag. Story after story after story broke my heart. I see the revelations and admissions of my friends, of strangers, some feeling guilty because they feel like their harassment was slight compared to the weight of the assault of others, some lamenting how their mistreatment greatly shifted the trajectory of their lives. For some, this was the first time they ever became public with their pain.
#Metoo is a wave of women joining voices together to make a world that routinely objectifies and demeans them notice. Hear. Pay attention.
Today, I added my own #metoo.
As a runner, my stomach has turned numerous times as I have seen men contort their necks so they can ogle me out their car windows. I have passed construction zones and heard whistles and catcalls. I have jumped with fear due to honking horns and words flung out of windows with little thought of how I might feel about them. In those moments, I no longer am a person, I am an object.
(Don't worry, this post is not anti-men AT ALL. Just click here to continue reading!)