A Human's Right
I, like most people, have been watching the news and seen all of the disgusting reports of Harvey Weinstein, from Ashley Jude to Rose McGowan to James Corden, it seems like there are a lot of people effected by this man or 'trying' to make light of this whole situation.
I couldn't believe that this kind of thing is still going on in this day and age, it just goes to show that even though men and women are a lot more equal then they used to be there is still a lot of things that haven't moved forward.
Celebrities are not the only ones who this is happening to and to be honest Weinstein is probably just the tipping of the iceberg when it comes to Hollywood, but this kind of thing happens to someone everyday. From men rubbing themselves up against women on the tube, to sending unwanted dick pics on social media. What is it that makes people think they are intituled to get away with this kind of thing.
This is not just a women specific problem either, there are so many men out there getting sexually abused by women. The problem is, men have this whole 'I'm so macho' thing going on and women coming on to them is meant to be a good thing, but men might not want it either. Films like 'Horrible Bosses' make light of this with a boss coming onto her employee and his friends are telling him it is a good thing. NO it isn't and not matter if you are a man or a women no one has the right to force themselves on to you.
It is our right as human beings to say no. It is our right to walk down the street and not be wolf whistled. To wear a short skirt or low cut top and not be told we were ''asking for it''. Why is it in 2017 No still isn't being listened to.
Opening up is hard and trust me I know. When I was in secondary school, a boy exposed himself to me in a drama lesson when we had been paired together and sent off to rehearse a scene. He opened his fly pulled out his penis and walked over to me, I was about 15 and I honest was in so much shock I laughed and walked off. I then told my friend who had said the same boy had grabbed her hand and made her touch him. I ended up telling my mom and she spoke to a very nice teacher at my school.
Myself and my friend were taken out of class and showed paperwork and told to write down everything that had happened and to draw on a piece of paper with a boys body on, where he made my friend touch him. The drama teacher was told and he ended up asking me why I hadn't just gone straight to him (he was also the head of our year) when he did it. I explained that I found it hard, one because it was a shock and two how does a 15 year old girl tell a male teacher that she was exposed to. Honestly at that age I just thought 'ok maybe this is just what happens'.
Harassment happens at any age and to anyone, but it shouldn't, people like Harvey Weinstein should not being going to posh clinics to be helped for a sex addiction they don't have, they should be going to prison for attacking and scaring women for life.
If you are worried about something tell someone, tell a friend, a co-worker, a friend, a relative, just please try and tell someone.
Thank you for letting me have this rant and I will see you all soon.
Lots of Love