If you think only working women experience sexual harassment and abuse, think again. The casting couch? How many violations happened before people were old enough to make it to the casting couch? First of all, fuck you, Harvey Weinstein, but how awesome that your prolific sickness made you such an easy target, after all your years of fucking women over, literally and figuratively. I hope your over-priced attorneys fail to discredit the women who have been brave enough to file charges against you, and that you, in spite of your wealth and your fucked up ability to wield power, you are convicted of criminal sexual assault. How awesome that your power structure has been violated, just as you violated so many women while you left your wife at home and you used your money and power to silence women. You fat, ugly, awful piece of shit.
The #MeToo Movement portrays itself as an international movement against sexual harassment and assault. It must therefore acknowledge the magnitude of the problem of sexual violence by adults (most often men), against children. Check out the message to students K-12:
Although #MeToo initially focused on adults, the message spread to students in K–12 schools where sexual abuse is common both in person and online. MeTooK12 is a spin-off of #MeToo created in January 2018 by the group Stop Sexual Assault in Schools, founded by Joel Levin and Esther Warkov, aimed at stopping sexual abuse in education from kindergarten to high school. #MeTooK12 was inspired in part by the removal of certain federal Title IX sexual misconduct guidelines.There is evidence that sexual misconduct in K–12 education is dramatically underreported by both schools and students, because nearly 80% of public schools never report any incidents of harassment. A 2011 survey found 40% of boys and 56% of girls in grades 7–12 reported had experienced some type of negative sexual comment or sexual harassment in their lives. Approximately 5% of K–12 sexual misconduct reports involved 5 or 6-year-old students. #MeTooK12 is meant to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual misconduct towards children in school, and the need for increased training on Title IX policies, as only 18 states require people in education to receive training about what to do when a student or teacher is sexually abused.
#MeToo is allegedly a movement of empowerment through empathy among ALL OF US who experienced sexual abuse, in all of its forms. It acknowledges the magnitude of the problem. If you think sexual abuse in the workplace surpasses sexual abuse of children under the age of 18, I challenge your assumption. I am willing to bet many more people were sexually assaulted or approached by a creep before the age of 18, than there are people who were sexually assaulted or harassed as an adult.
#MeToo declares sexual violence sufferers are not alone and should not be ashamed. Imagine how children under the age of 18 were treated/handled when they came forward thirty to forty years ago. Empowerment through empathy–it never happened back then. Kids were tortured and died and the perpetrators were protected. And now the agencies that protected these perpetrators are being protected. Think about that. Sexual abuse of a minor is the most horrific crime. #MeToo. #KidsToo. #Fuckingwakeup. #Somebodyknowssomething.