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#MeToo The much talked about hash tag, is here on Wordhazard Too.

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” If she did n’t want ‘me to’ touch her, why did she even wear such and such kinds of clothes?

Why did she drag my name into “ #MeToo ”?,  at least I didn’t rape her!

Why is she bringing this all after 8 years? “

 

Allegations are false and totally fabricated. It is to defame me. If only touching her was such a big issue, she could have voiced them.

Aren’t the above sounding familiar, why won’t they?

With the tsunami of allegations and lots of confessions, especially the previous week in India has again stirred up the hashtag game. This time Bollywood has chosen to speak up against the injustice done to the women.  And this looks very promising that women from other sectors shall to get instilled and speak up.

Starting from the very well known Nana Patekar being accused of sexual harassment, it has enveloped famous directors as Sajid Khan, Subhash Ghai and not forgetting, actor Alok Nath.

 

Let’s drive back into the history of #memovement:

 

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Did you know, the phrase MeToo came into existence in the year 2006?

 

Yes, people, it has taken about 11 years to come into its total effect.

 

Tarana Burke, a social activist, and community organizer began using the phrase “Me Too” in 2006, on the Myspace social network as part of a campaign to promote “empowerment through empathy” among women of color who have experienced sexual abuse.

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Tarana while listening to the story of a 13-year-old harassed girl “remarked –MeToo” and since then decided to use it for spreading the awareness.

 

The phrase gained its power when it was tweeted in 2017:

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The phrase “Me too” was tweeted by Milano on October 15, 2017, and had been used more than 200,000 times by the end of the day and tweeted more than 500,000 times by October 16  On Facebook.

Talking about Hollywood, a report said  425 well-known public figures have been publicly accused.  According to Bloomberg news, “that’s more than one newly reported person facing accusations each day, on average, for the last 12 months.” And that’s one whooping fact.

Questions like-

 

Where is the proof?

 

Why is she speaking now?

 

Isn’t is disrespectful for the man?

 

Why didn’t she quit the place silently?

 

How does she remember things as old as 20 years ago?

 

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People must understand, in this patriarchal society where even voicing over harassment is itself one major issue, it is not that one person who needs to be punished , but the entire sick mental thinking that feels wearing short dresses, keeping silent, smiling and talking in a friendly manner provokes or gives you the authority to even finger touch the women without her consent is ethical, just because you are a man ,then I must remark, you are the most dangerous element existing  for the entire humanity.

It’s definitely about equality and here, the question about some #metoo statements being fabricated cannot be ruled out. It is true that many at times men are made the scapegoat and are extorted money, and in such cases, necessary actions and belief in the right judgment by higher authorities must be infused. Be assured if you haven’t done any wrong.

The day, when every woman and every man stops ignoring and starts being proactive and concerned, I don’t think one more victim like me may have to heavy heartedly write and tell yes, it’s #MeToo even.

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