Preet Didbal is the first Sikh woman mayor in U.S. history. 🙌⠀ ⠀ Didbal, the daughter of immigrant farm laborers, was sworn into her new position in Yuba City, California on Tuesday. The single mother told HuffPost that during her term, she plans to use her platform to uplift women from a variety of backgrounds. ⠀ ⠀ As a rape survivor, Didbal told HuffPost she’s long had a passion for women’s heath and has been publicly telling her story for almost two years now. This year’s #metoo campaign served as proof of the real change that comes with speaking out on sexual assault, she said.⠀ ⠀ Story by: Kimberly Yam, via @brazenasians // Photo: The City of Yuba City
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Gabrielle Union wants to elevate the voices of all those women who don’t have as much privilege as big Hollywood stars. The actress and author recently sat down with The New York Times to discuss her new book, We’re Going To Need More Wine, and how as a rape survivor, she’s been dealing with the current wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations. Union, who discusses her rape in the book, said the #metoo movement has been powerful, but she wishes more women of color were included in the conversation. “I think the floodgates have opened for white women,” Union told the Times. “I don’t think it’s a coincidence whose pain has been taken seriously. Whose pain we have showed historically and continued to show. Whose pain is tolerable and whose pain is intolerable. And whose pain needs to be addressed now.”
I saw Anita Hill and Fatima Goss Graves speak yesterday. Inspired. Motivated. Everything. #MeTooWhatNext #metoo
Recy Taylor is 97 years old and she has had no justice. When black women speak out about their sexual assault, it is important that we believe them. Recy Taylor spoke up and still nothing happened - how many women cannot? How many women have not because they didn’t think anyone would. We need to foster a culture where when a black woman says she has been attacked, the community rallies around her, not over her. Because how many countless women were there, are there NOW, like Recy? Rape culture surrounding black women in the United States is so ingrained it’s almost invisible. If you wondered why #cyntoiabrown is in jail...ask Recy Taylor. The answer is because she said no. #blackwomenmatter #IBelieveYou #metoo #protectblackwomenatallcosts #RecyTaylor #blacklivesmatter #endrapeculture #endpatriatchy #whyineedfeminism
#metoo As she uploads her status, A slide on her thighs made her press 'cancel' instead. Conscience cried out a 'Yes' while irony made her say a 'No'. . -Krithika Chandra @_thecoffeetumbler_
Everything means 'no' if they don't say 'yes, I want it' and if they regret you should respect them. @ the creator if you know them (write : the creator is @...) #twitter #tweet #metoo #sexualassault#sexualviolence #rape #credittotheartist #repost #instagram #socialmedia
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Todd Meme: Karena Virginia "He then walked up to me and reached his right arm and grabbed my right arm, then his hand touched the right inside of my breast" #toddmeme #meandtodd #silencebreakers #accuser #victim #survivor #metoo #maga #america #usa #trump #donaldtrump #time #karenavirginia
Tarana Burke started the #metoo movement in 2006 and was recently recognized for her achievements when the movement made a comeback in 2017. Thank you, @fortyisthenew40 for helping to give a voice and provide unity for those who have been sexually abused. . . . . . . . #metoo #unity #solidarity #survivor #blackexcellence #blackisbeautiful #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #hope #love #loveyourself #selfcare #kindness
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Todd Meme: Jessica Drake -Trump grabbed and kissed her without consent -Offered her $10,000 for sex #toddmeme #meandtodd #silencebreakers #accuser #victim #survivor #metoo #maga #america #usa #trump #donaldtrump #time #jessicadrake
#metoo This week Time Magazine’s cover photo included women who were abused sexually. During the past year many women who have been abused came out on social media with the metoo hashtag. The most important thing to note about this photo is the elbow of the woman who doesn’t want to show her face. This is not because she is fearful or scared to come out but because as she said herself she wants to protect her family. As soon as I saw this elbow it reminded my of the tragic story of Elisabeth Fritzl who was improsoned in the basement of her father’s house for 24 years and was raped repeatedly and forced to have seven children from her father, Josef Fritzl. Some of her children didn’t see outside world until the age of 19 and she herself was never let out of that basement for 24 years. After being released from her ordeal in 2008, she was offered millions of dollars to do interviews, but she refused. She wanted to protect her children and their future. So she refused to allow any new photos of her and her children being broadcast on media. All photos of Elisabeth Fritzl on the Internet are her photos before her ordeal which started at age 18 and lasted until she was 42. She changed the names of her children and herself and was given new identity and new place to live. She remained anonymous only to protect her children. This elbow at this photo represents millions of abused women like Elisabeth Fritzl who for various reasons don’t want to come out.
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My story was buried for 33-years. I was working for a Rent America store as an account representative when a manager (he was married with two kids at the time), called me into his office and flat out told me that if I would not agree to have sex with him, by the end of the day I would be fired from a job I desperately needed at a time when I was going through a painful divorce and child custody battle. He dismissed me to my desk to have the rest of the day to consider his ultimatum. Well, what I did was use my time to report him to the head office. But by the end of the day he fired me. No lie. I later learned an investigation resulted in his also being fired, but the company refused to give me my job back. Afterward, I got my first job working with a lawyer and spent the next near 20-years working in law. Later, I became Muslim and spent the next 15-years as an activist. Activism Biography: http://aishahsjourney.blogspot.com.eg/2017/01/biography-of-aishah-schwartz-2002-2017.html I am #grateful to be alive in 2017 to witness and be a part of the #metoo movement. LEARN MORE: #Time’s 2017 #personoftheyear is The Silence Breakers, what the magazine refers to as “the individuals who set off a national reckoning over the prevalence of sexual harassment.” The cover image accompanying the story features actress Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift and former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, who have all spoken out against various forms of sexual misconduct. It also highlights the plight of sexual harassment among people who don’t have as large of an audience by featuring Isabel Pascual, a woman from Mexico who works picking strawberries, and Adama Iwu, a corporate lobbyist in Sacramento. “The galvanizing actions of the women on our cover ... along with those of hundreds of others, and of many men as well, have unleashed one of the highest-velocity shifts in our culture since the 1960s,” the magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said in a statement. http://time.com/time-person-of-the-year-2017-silence-breakers/ http://m.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/time-person-of-the-year-2017_us_5a1e9b93e4b0cb0e917ca818
#metoo Rally! Stop the silence.
YES. @time magazine names the silence breakers of the #metoo campaign as their person of the year. To all the women who spoke up, knowing what has happened to you and what the consequences might have been, we salute you. 🙌🏽 “This reckoning appears to have sprung up overnight. But it has actually been simmering for years, decades, centuries. Women have had it with bosses and co-workers who not only cross boundaries but don't even seem to know that boundaries exist. They've had it with the fear of retaliation, of being blackballed, of being fired from a job they can't afford to lose. They've had it with the code of going along to get along. They've had it with men who use their power to take what they want from women. These silence breakers have started a revolution of refusal, gathering strength by the day, and in the past two months alone, their collective anger has spurred immediate and shocking results.” ——————————————— #repost #time #silencebreakers #personoftheyear #genderequality #16daysofactivism #wearejasiri #squad #slay #fearless
I recently posted a story on Facebook adding my voice to the silence about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. It is difficult to talk about bad thing, but silence too often gives permission and acceptance. It is a beguiling ally. I will mot remove my voice. #metoo #metoomarch