I usually do not do political blogs and this will probably be the only one I do, however I felt I had to write about the #metoo movement.
I can see why this movement started and to an extend I agree with it.
However what I find disturbing is the way they measure with 2 measure and how they assume people to be guilty until proven innocent.
In France a 14 year old boy was groomed by a teacher who was 24 years his senior, there may not have been any sexual contact until the boy was at a consensual age but the grooming had started when he was 14.
You would think there would be outrage and disgust about this when the news broke, since the teacher had at best abused her position in authority or at worst seduced a child, but no, in fact the opposite was true. The teacher was heralded as an empowered woman.
The couple did get married and the 14 year old student did become the president of France, but this does not change the fact that a figure of authority had initiated and conducted a relationship in an inappropriate manner.
On the other side there is a young woman who for years has been alleging that she has been sexually abused by her adoptive father.
For all these years this young woman has been ignored by the same people who are at the helm of the #metoo movement.
Not only does she allege that she was sexually abused by her father(be it adoptive), that same man also married the adopted sister of the young woman, although he was technically not the adopted father of her sister, he had taken up that role and raised or partially raised that child.Either way he had known her since she was 9 and he was father figure to her.
The reason why the relationship broke up with the girls adoptive mother is because the mother had found nude pictures of her partner and one of her young daughters(the one he married)
This week, in her first televised interview, the young woman renewed her allegations of sexual assault by her adoptive father, when she was seven.
Her adoptive father is a well known actor and director and although these allegations have been going for several years, hardly any one of the Hollywood elite ever spoke out about it or voiced their concerns, No, the opposite is true, they have given this man a great number of awards, And there always has been a long list of actresses,many of them who are actively involved in the #metoo movement, have worked with him,continue to work with him or would do anything to work with him.
I know what you will say “Hang on these are only allegations, and nothing is proven” and you’d be right, but this also goes for a great number of other allegations against men accused by #metoo, not proven in a court of law, just allegations.
I don’t think it necessary to tell you who I am talking about because I have posted pictures of the people in question.
As I said at the start I do agree with the movement to an extend, because it is important that women are respected equally as men but also vice versa.
What I don’t agree with is the hypocrisy. Don’t cherry pick to suit your own needs.
And it isn’t only women that are abused, men are abused also.