I understand what women are trying to do but thinking about putting ‘Me Too’ in my status and just being one of the many slashes collected makes it feel normal to me. Like the same thing happens to everyone when each story is extremely different. I agree it happens more than people think. I agree change is needed and now is the time. I’ve been more vocal about this on Twitter. But being part of the collection of facebooking victims saying ‘yeah, they got me’ triggered me. That’s why I’m writing here instead.
Each time it happened to me is a vivid memory. (Yes, it happened more than once). And announcing it in a generalized form sells it way short for me. But I will share most of my stories with people who ask me. Stories that I think will help people anyway. Want to know something, ask away. I would love to help make this stop happening. And I think we have begun. Assaulters and harassers are going to think about HW each time they consider trapping a women in an office. Perhaps they will realize that more women tell now that there is a movement and they might stop in their tracks. Yes, I do think we are on our way.
And I honor every women who posts ‘Me Too.’ They are brave and they are doing what they need to do. Every little bit helps. This is just how I needed to do it. It’s a very personal thing for each of us.