The country is in a complete state of frenzy and socio-political chaos centered around the #MeToo movement, with people coming out to talk about their experiences of harassment and sexual assault.
The movement as grave as it is, has triggered an array of reactions from people all over the country. While some are common reactions of empathy, support and questioning, others are reactions of victim blaming, shaming and misogyny.
As women, at some point in our lives, we have all been victims of sexism and misogyny. In this case, we aim to highlight some elements of that very misogyny that have come from the personal experiences of peers and others.
Here’s taking a look at a few such reactions:
As shocking as these reactions are, they’re all first hand, that crept into passionate conversations.
To counter the fact that women have been propagating the #MeToo movement, some men have started to bring to light the issue of male sexual assault.
The issue of male sexual assault itself is grave, however does not require the second hashtag of #MenToo.
#MeToo is not a gendered term that solely caters to women, but is a phrase that can be used by anyone and everyone, irrespective of gender.
In a bid to reach out and propagate the idea of what constitutes assault, there is trivialisation and unreasonable justification of the issue that has been doing the rounds. The movement is only fuelled and further strengthened by these reactions.
Video Credits: Tanmay Mehra and myself :D
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