If you are active on social media, you must have seen the recent hashtag which took the social media world by storm – #MeToo.
Women from all around the world were sharing their awful experiences by gathering all the guts and courage they had. They share the horrific stories of being harassed, of being sexually or/and physically assaulted and what not. Words cannot begin to explain the feeling of our fellow women who had to experience such traumatic events.
Women Didn’t Muster all the Courage to Seek Attention – They Came Out, Shared the Horrible Past and Allowed Other Women to Speak Up
— ThingsBrownPeopleDo (@BrownPeopleDo) October 19, 2017
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) October 18, 2017
#metoo is for everyone, women, men, transmen, transwomen, sex workers, non-binary, children, POC, indigenous people
— hallowqueen🔮 (@jaswal0130) October 19, 2017
While women shared such heartbreaking stories, a number of men shared their views about it. A few, yet notable ones who stood up the most were those men who realized the damage their gender has caused to women by centuries.
It Started with an Australian Writer Benjamin Law Calling Out for Change Under the #HowWillIChange Hashtag
Guys, it's our turn.
— Benjamin Law 🌈 (@mrbenjaminlaw) October 16, 2017
How a Decent Amount of Men Showed their Devotion Towards this Proves how this World Really can Change for Women
#HowIWillChange I'm going to call out harassment, every time. I'll call out toxic masculinity, every time. No more going along to get along.
— Ben Jackson (@DadoftheDecade) October 18, 2017
I will not "joke with the boys" any more. When women are away, easy to loosen standards and say things I wouldn't otherwise #HowIWillChange
— L. Anthony Navarro (@LANavarro7) October 19, 2017
A lot of these responses came around from international users of social media and hardly anything from the locals.
Regardless of that, this is indeed the first of many steps – hopefully.
Hope this Trashy Talk Ends
#HowIWillChange Call out locker room talk, rather than ignore. Never liked hearing it and never participated, but should say something.
— 👽John Connor (@AlienUndrground) October 19, 2017
How it Really Should Be!
#HowIWillChange I will keep showing my 3 sons and one grandson how to honor & respect women.
Guys – meaningful change starts in the home.
— Jesse T. Smith (@JSmith4Congress) October 17, 2017
#HowIWillChange taking responsibility for and unlearning my OWN toxic masculinity and calling out sexism when I see it.
— Craig Wise (@ckwise) October 19, 2017
It starts from within – those who understand the things men have done to women would know how the change in the attitude is much needed. While they might not have harmed any woman, they may have contributed towards someone else’s behavior.
It takes a sane person to admit the wrongdoings happening in the world.