Me Too Movement

January 31, 2020

Let me paint you a picture, you get taken advantage of.. you begin to feel this hurt in your mind that makes you feel so empty. Daisy Whitney, from Good Reads, stated that “It is already bigger than everything else, it lives in front of me, behind me, next to me, inside me every single day.” She also said that, “my schedule is dictated by it, my habits by it, my music by it.” There are a group of individuals in this world that are against this, and this movement is called the Me Too Movement.The Me Too Movement is an organization specifically created for young girls of all races to help them heal mentally from a traumatic sexual experience. Something that is particularly interesting about this movement is that it is ran by survivors of sexual assault. Psychology Today, stated that, “one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old.”  that more young adults are most likely struggling from the outcome of sexual assault way more then we realize. 

When you go through a traumatic experience like sexual assault it does indeed affect your mental health. Psychology Today, stated that,”anywhere from 30 to 80 percent of sexual assault survivors develop PTSD.” 

Many victims and survivors of sexual assault have said that being sexually assaulted has made them feel lifeless, and empty.“J.Lynn, from Good Reads, said that The silence was killing me, and that’s all there ever was…Silence..It was all I knew. Keep quiet, pretend nothing bad happened, that nothing was wrong, and look how well that turned out.”

 The Me Too Movement, helps survivors find the resources they need to heal, like a licensed therapist, and connects them with other survivors that understand what they’re going through. If you ever get taken advantage of, turn to the Me Too Movement, for help to grow and strengthen through a hard time. 

SOURCES-https://metoomvmt.org/about/#history

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/local/sexual-assault/

https://www.rainn.org/stories

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/sexual-assault

 

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