As women, we have come to expect sexual abuse and objectification in a variety of situations, from the odd comment as we walk down the street to men trying to grab and kiss us when you’re at a club. While many of us think that we can handle it it’ still shocking to see how many women have posted their experiences.
Stories of rape, sexual abuse, total disregard for consent and emotional abuse have come tumbling out. The worst part was how many of these stories were from women barely in their 20s or whose abuse experiences started from as young as 4 years old, with the majority when they were around 13 to 15 years old.
What #MeToo has done is demonstrated how important it is for women to speak up, but also men too, and call our acts of abuse and harassment when they see them instead of letting it carry on in silence or with acceptance.
If you want a safe space to discuss #MeToo with other women Shello is a great place to do that. Join the conversation today and make your voice heard.