Recently a hashtag surfaced which has gathered enough momentum to address the issue at hand, and rightfully so. The #metoo campaign is an informal code of moralistic and ethical decree that needs to be questioned in society today. Started by actress Alyssa Milano of ‘Charmed’ fame, the hashtag has made quite a ripple effect all across the world and a semblance of solidarity is seen in every given way. Women and men alike are reaching out to the victims of sexual abuse and assault and standing up with them to put an end to this heinous and violent act.
Stories are being shared of people who have gone through something as dreadful and we’re proud of the ones who have come forward and taken a deep and impactful stance towards this rigorous revolution. But do you know sexual assault is gender neutral? Men are subjected to sexual assault and abuse as much as women are! The only difference is men don’t talk about it as much or give it reasoning. The scars of such mortifying and alarming crimes remain and get buried with time. We’re urging the men everywhere to come out with their experiences and deem them as important as women have, using the #MENtoo hashtag.
We found some men who came forward to talk about their experiences of being assaulted or abused sexually and we couldn’t have been more proud of their initiative to stand in solidarity with women and other men, who need to confront such issues, if they have gone through it.
I was working out at the gym wearing my gym gear (tights) and while exercising, I got slapped on my ass. It was humiliating and made me very furious. Men go through sexual abuse and assault too, not just women. Putting it out there #metoo
Even though I was 5, I didn’t come out with it because I don’t think people would digest this. I think if it didn’t happen, I wouldn’t have been able to come to terms with my sexuality but because of this, I knew from that age what I preferred. The incident made me stronger. No hatred towards the person or anything. #metoo
one needs to point out that all genders get abused, but kripiya, dont be an asshole, dont make this about feminism or anti-feminism #MeToo
— harish iyer (@hiyer) 16 October 2017
Glorious Strategist @ KyleHomage
As a bouncer, working on nightclub doors. There wasn’t night where I & my colleagues weren’t grabbed & groped by multiple women#MenToo
Jack Off Jill
— Jack Off Jill (@JOJ_official) 16 October 2017
So I was at the airport once, walking from the parking to the arrival gate and busy on the phone. A guy brushed passed me touching my private part. I thought it was an accident because who will do such a thing deliberately at the most protected place in the city.. well then I went to the bathroom to relieve myself and the same guy was in the urinal next to mine. And when I was exiting he literally walks up to me and said can I touch ‘it’. I just told home to fuck off and that was the end of the story #metoo
Sexual abuse or assault is blatantly a serious issue which fringes on psychologically impacting ones mental health and well being. The scars remain with the memories and if not confronted, it can come out in various toxic ways. Just like women have instances, men too have gone through their fair share of abuse, assault and molestation. Let’s come out with it, let’s bring about some hope and solidarity. #MENtoo
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