Me too. I actually wasn’t going to jump in on this as I am not a fan of viral things on FB – (much longer story) but I felt I had to. As being someone who chose to be in the sex industry for a large portion of my life I have seen and experienced sexual harassment at deep levels. But it wasn’t just in the industry.
I was sexually harassed at a YOUNG age at elementary and middle school multiple times.
I was sexually harassed as a teenager by a neighbor.
I was sexually harassed and assaulted as a teenager multiple times in high school.
I was sexually harassed and assaulted by strangers and people close to me. Men and women. On the street, in public, in private.
I was sexually harassed and assaulted by ex – boyfriends.
I was sexually harassed and assaulted by an ex – husband.
I’ve been stalked and taken out warrants on people.
I was sexually assaulted by 3 cops and a cab driver.
I’ve seen a dark side to sexual harassment and assault most haven’t seen.
It’s a miracle I’m not completely unable to function.
But – I’ve worked on healing, forgiveness and found wholeness. I had to find it within myself to not live as a victim but as an overcomer.
Let me tell you – I am so thankful I have a husband that is respectful, amazing and an example of what men should be.
So – here is the deal. The world mindset of how women are viewed HAS to change. All the symptomatic issues that arise in the world like abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, sexual harassment, assault and all other symptoms stem from the fact that women are not seen as valuable and worth taking care of by society. THIS is what has to change.
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. Courageous friends–make it your status update.