“Because, the power of #MeToo isn’t just naming it. Naming it is just the beginning of the journey” -Tarana Burke
Leading up to BWSS 40 Years Later Commemoration with Tarana Burke at the Orpheum Theatre on November 25th, 2019, BWSS asked local activists to share how “Naming it is just the beginning of the journey”…
“Naming it’s just the beginning of the journey, it’s supporting other women to name it, and together, yelling out loud, there is a war on women! It wasn’t you, your clothes, your behaviour that caused it. It wasn’t a mistake, or too much to drink, or not understanding that you didn’t want it. It is living in a Patriarchy were women are still seen as sexual objects, inferior, live to serve and satisfy men’s needs. After naming, its getting together and saying no more! No more we are going to carry the shame of being attacked, but we are going to put the shame were it belongs – with the attackers and with the society that condones and raises men to be violent. No more doubting women – but demanding action and accountability. No more, accepting this ongoing violence against women as normal, but fighting it in courts, in legislation, in the streets, in the homes, at schools… It’s healing our wounds by fighting together and saying no more!”
-Daniela Escolar, Women’s Counsellor at BWSS
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