Over on my Facebook account I have posted positive things about the Me too hashtag. I know that not everyone is comfortable with sharing their experiences so when a friend of mine contacted me and asked if I would be willing to share their’s anonymously, I agreed to.
With their permission, I share their experience on my blog for easier sharing capability:
Remember #Metoo doesn’t mean it happened just once…..
12 yrs old #Metoo – My 7th grade science teacher constantly made comments about our low cut shirts – and about being pretty
14 yrs old #Metoo – I was not allowed to walk a block to work and back and could not go out in our front yard because my married neighbor was hitting on me and told me he wanted to kiss me – nothing was said to him.
15 yrs old #Metoo – My adopted father chastised me for wearing a one-piece bathing suit in front of him because of how it made him “feel” knowing he wasn’t my real father – same man who felt me up using the excuse my room was dark and he wanted to know if I was cold and needed covered up.
16 yrs old #Metoo – My first time drinking at a party – I don’t remember anything except not Knowing where my clothes were when I woke up the next morning with a guy next to me who wasn’t even at the party when I passed out….the prank calls after that were the worst, and the comments people made under their breath. I found out I wasn’t the only girl he did this to. No one told me that was called rape.
17 yrs old #Metoo – My boss (a job I got through though the school) like to grab my hips when I was leaning over filing and “squeeze” though rubbing himself on me. He also tried to kiss me – I slapped him – I was chastised saying he was just playing.
17 yrs old #Metoo – My boyfriend’s dad kept grabbing my shoulders and rubbing me, drunk begging his son to switch girlfriends with him – just for the night. I couldn’t be alone around him – no adult told him to stop.
20 yrs old #Metoo – New job – coworker constantly cat calling and making sexual remarks – I didn’t want to lose my job complaining – finally told and management wanted to put us both in the same room to let us have it out – he was finally fired after he followed me home.
24 yrs old #Metoo – I went to bed and woke up with my boyfriend’s best friend all over me – I jumped up screaming – I pressed charges – his parents hired an expensive lawyer – he only received probation. He started rumors I was a swinger.
24 yrs old #Metoo – I was at my boyfriend’s work Christmas Party – his bosses drunk brother wanted to keep talking to me about his wife’s pussy – he kept following me around – I had to hide from him and sneak to our hotel room – he kept trying to figure out where our room was after that – I didn’t come out the rest of the night.
39 yrs old #Metoo – New job, my supervisor – would tell me to wear something sexy the next time we had to meet. When I stood up to him he withheld perinate information I needed for the next corporate meeting – making me look unprepared and stupid in front of our corporate team – he kept reminding me he had my address and could come to my house if I gave him trouble.
I was questioned by someone very close to me once….They said it seemed awful “funny” how I seemed
to have all these issues with guys, saying it really made them wonder……….