Sexual Harassment is no joke – may it be men or women, sexual harassment leaves a person with multiple emotions jumbled up in their heads.
“Was it my fault?”
“I should’ve been strong.”
“What did I allow this to happen to me?”
“Will someone accept me after what happened to me?”
Thoughts like these and a million other keeps haunting the victim. The worst part is, they don’t know who to confide in – they don’t know who will understand them – they don’t know when will all of this end.
A sexual harassment trend on Twitter started trending today and within minutes, it reached the top spot. Why? Because people from all around the world used this medium to express what they had kept in themselves for years.
US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s locked room conversation tape with his friends back in 2005 was leaked on the internet. It is on tape how Trump encouraged the act of sexual harassment as he had done that himself as well.
— ?❤ Penélope ❤? (@Pennie_Bennie) October 8, 2016
Following tweets will leave you heartbroken:
It All Started From Here
After the locker room tape of Trump was released on the internet, Kelly Oxford motivated women to share their sexual harassment stories.
women have tweeted me sexual assault stories for 14 hours straight. Minimum 50 per minute. harrowing. do not ignore. #notokay
— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) October 8, 2016
It Prevails So Much Around the World
When I saw the hashtag #NotOkay, my initial reaction was; "Which of my experiences should I write about?"
You see, THAT's the problem.
— 65,844,954 (@freelancewoman) October 8, 2016
It Is Not A Joke – Please Stop Taking It Lightly
Calling sexual assault "locker room banter" or "a distraction" is textbook definition of rape culture in action. Women know this #NotOkay
— Dr. Ann Olivarius (@AnnOlivarius) October 8, 2016
Our Society Always Emphasizes on Hiding Daughters – This Guy Has It All Mapped Down
The tweets under #notokay hurt my heart. As a father of two boys, I'm calling on all the dads to raise a new generation of upstanding men!
— Michael Clifford (@MCliffordAuthor) October 8, 2016
It Takes Courage for Women To Speak About It
Mad respect to all those women speaking up against traumatising harassments they face everyday,takes a lot of courage to speak up #notokay
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) October 8, 2016
You know it's #NotOkay when you have so many stories of harassment that you can't decide which one to tweet under 140 characters
— Shazia’s Dottuh (@maryamful) October 8, 2016
Staying quiet over something that you know is morally wrong is #NOTokay
Silence is compliance.
— Kurd Sahib (@SahimanSays) October 8, 2016
Our Religion Says The Same
It Is Not Men Vs. Women When It Comes to the Dignity Of Someone
If I start telling u stories about the harassment women around me faced n r still facing you guys will be ashamed of your gender. #NotOkay
— wonderbano (@KalashanKauf) October 8, 2016
Just Too Much
Imagine if every woman could share her story right under this hashtag, it would depress you all for weeks. #NOTokay
— z (@NurKhairDe) October 8, 2016
It Is Not A Choice
It's sad to see that whenever a girl talks about being abused, majority blames her for what happens. #Notokay
— queen of typos? (@Khaaksaar__k) October 8, 2016
There Is A Difference Between a Man and a Devil
— Dante Boykin (@DanteB4u) October 8, 2016
Fear Of God? It Left Us Ages Ago
I was groped by a man at the age of 12 while performing Umrah.If he wasnt fearful infront of God, I wonder what he'd be like outside #NotOk
— Hifza Khan (@hifzakhann) October 8, 2016
From one woman to another, it takes courage to talk about these aspects on a social platform. Mad respect and power to women all around the world.