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Because we have to keep uncovering it, until we change it. #MeToo
Every. Single. Day.
I'm not sure a day goes by without it as I walk to and from work in NYC.
I often send messages to Connor to tell him of the hooting and hollering I get. Whether it's a gaze, unwanted commentary, or flashlights being shone in my direction as an individual shouts comments about what he'd like to do to me.
There are days I keep my headphones in and pretend I'm listening to music so they don't know they're impacting me.
There are brave days when I leave the headphones out and I take a glance at someone and keep eye contact as to say "I dare you.". There are days when I say something back.
There are days when I cross the road...to just cross it back a block later.
There are days...but every day is a "me too" day.
To all my sisters and brothers out there, it's unacceptable. I do not know a single woman who hasn't experienced this, as well as many men who can say the same.
Did you know that one in three or four women (depending on different stats) will be sexually abused before the age of 18?
Did you know that one in six boys will be before they turn 18?
Did you know that one in five women will be raped at some point in their lives? **these are just the reported numbers, can you imagine what the stats would be if everyone came forward??** LOOK AROUND.
Will you stand up? Will you step in? Will you rise up and speak up? Will you be a part of it or will you protect those around you.
I do not ever want to feel this way. It never feels like a choice; it just always feels like another day.
I do not want your glances.
I do not want your terrible remarks.
I do not want you to tell me what you'd like to do to me.
I don't want you to lick your lips as you look me up and down.
I do not want you to shine a flashlight in my direction as you talk about different parts of my body.
I do not...and they do not.
To every PERSON who has ever had someone else use their power over you, I am so sorry.
Whatever side you've been on, if you're ready to make a change, stand up for yourself and others, and bring life to your voic