Hello People of the internet!
I haven’t written on here in a long while but today, I really felt the need to write. I feel like I need to speak on this or else I might die or something.
It seems like this year has been the year of standing up for ourself. As a human race, we have had enough, we just can’t take any more mental, physical and sexual torture from our other fellow humans. Women AND men are being treated like objects for sexual, racist and monetary reasons. Whether it be in politics, Hollywood or just daily life, men and women are being abused. When did it all go wrong, I know that this has been happening for centuries but I always wonder who the first person was to have the desire to rape someone? to scam someone for money? or discriminate someone because of the color of their skin? Who was this person and what caused them to do this?
As a human race, we are greedy selfish people, (including me!) but I don’t think I have it in me to rape, scam or discriminate against a race. I know that sentence sounds so weird, “I don’t have it in me rape someone” BUT it is mind boggling to me to even think that someone out there doesn’t think this way. People like Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Donald Trump and many others are coming to light in sexual harassment case and many of people are saying “why are the people (victims) JUST now talking about this?” or “it’s probably just to get their 15 minutes of fame!”…. All I have to say to these people is, just think about it, why would someone some want be famous for getting sexually harassed? Me, being a person who had been sexually harassed knows how it feel to tell anyone and for years, I never did. Because I was ashamed, though it was my fault and doubted if people would actually believe me and to this day, I have a hard time talking about it. I just recently told my mother after all this has been coming out because it gave me courage so thank you SO VERY VERY to the people who have stood up and given the rest of us courage to talk about this with someone. I know how much courage it took to tell my own mother and I am only imagine how it would feel to tell the whole world.
I am crying as I write this because I can only think of myself as a little girl being molested and then thinking more of all the millions of children who are being hurt and dealing with something that will effect their relationships with people for the rest of their lives. Although I’m happy that many more victims are sharing their stories but the scar that has been caused in their lives can’t be taken back. We as a society need to have this conversation with our children or our younger siblings, to train them that this is bad and if this does happen to them they can trust us to stand by them. Prevention is always better than cure, let’s stop their scars from forming before they become too deep.
Sorry, this post was so all over the place and maybe didn’t even make sense but I’m not even re-reading it so it can be as authentic as possible. PLEASE get help if this has happened to you or is happening to you. If you don’t want to talk about this to a person you personally know contact me (comment down below and we can exchange emails).
I am here for you!