Ashley Kim New Covenant Academy 10th Grade
It’s a no-brainer that Hollywood is full of corruption, especially women giving in to sexual harassment for the sake of their careers. However, the situation might be worse than we could ever imagine.
Recently, more than fifty women came forward with allegations ranging from rape to sexual harassment by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. This paints a picture that the most powerful men in the industry take advantage of young and unknowing woman at the start of their careers.
Following Weinstein’s scandals, the rage against sexual harassment, especially in our daily lives, has reached its peak. And to make this issue heard, a new hashtag has been trending among all social media platforms. Known as the “MeToo” campaign, hundreds and thousands of women and men are able to share their stories of being sexually harassed or assaulted along with the hashtag “MeToo.”
At a general glance, the MeToo campaign can be seen as a social movement. An almost “too perfect” solution to the problem of sexually harassed victims unable to let their voices be heard. Yale assistant professor Molly Crockett might agree that this movement is indeed “too perfect” stating, “New digital technologies may be transforming the way we feel outrage, and limiting how much we can actually change social realities.” Basically, that this movement with good intentions might not reap tangible results.
At this point, many would ask what we should make of this sudden movement that can either come across as extreme and ineffective, or revolutionary and comforting. In reference to influential news sources and leading feminists, I would personally say it is easily perceived as both and its legitimate impact rests with the next step we take.
Definitely, giving both males and females a chance to tell their stories in a safe environment is crucial. In this aspect, the MeToo campaign has already achieved a partial goal.
<Ashley Kim New Covenant Academy 10th Grade