And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her and lay with her, and violated her. Genesis 34:2
Well, after nearly two weeks of the #MeToo movement, I have to say that it has indeed garner women and men coming out with their stories of sexual harassment and rape.
A number of women who have come out with their stories about how they found themselves helpless and defenseless by being assaulted by someone they knew (and trusted) is heart wrenching.
And on the other side of the coin are a small percentage of women who decided to jump on the bandwagon and lie about being sexually assaulted just to gain sympathy and attention. These are the women who are hijacking #MeToo.
What is also troubling is a number of actresses who were aware of the behavior and sexual meanness of Harvey Weinstein but made a conscientious decision not to make his actions public.
For a number of days now the public is being flush with daily headlines of someone declaring that they had been sexually harassed and now, they want to take the opportunity to share their pain and humilation for nothing more than to relieve themselves of self-inflicted guilt.
The unfortunate thing about some of these women who want to put their harasser on blast is that their credibility is being questioned and not the person who assaulted them.
For instance, today (10/25/17) the news of former President George H.W. Bush (43) is being accused of sexual assault by an actress four years ago. The Bush spokesperson immediately sent out an apology. But after reading the article about the alleged victim the comments and sentiments are not on her side.
You see folks; this is why victims of rape and sexual harassment rarely want to report being assaulted.
One other problem is that when the victim has a witness (or more) and no one comes immediately to their defense, it places a double jeopardy on the credibility of the accuser.
By now, fans of Bill Cosby are aware of his legal woes and all the women he allegedly molested and or raped. It took a number of years for these women to come out of the shadow. These women for the most part held their peace of telling their stories and were fearful of Cosby because of the power he used to wield within the entertainment world.
And how about the latest payout of 32 million dollars by Bill O’Reilly and the sexual misconduct that he was accused of.
Folks, we are living in a time when we have got to stop giving passes to men and women who believe they are too powerful to go against.
Maybe one day the #MeToo will be a thing of the past.
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2017 The Year of Our Lord