Diluting #Metoo Creation of Another Celebrity Fad
Diluting #metoo Creating Another Celebrity Fad
My thoughts and beliefs have not changed when it comes to women being abused, shamed, trapped, trafficked or silenced by fear.
Before #metoo I quietly and selectively shared my experiences with young women. Not asking that they keep my past quiet or secret but knowing the sharing of my past may ease their pain, guilt, broken heart and soul.
The whirlwind of the past few months and the celebrities that have spoken out have had no positive impact on this #metoo woman. In fact there is a quiet dark place that has slept and has been awaken, revived and disgusted in the recent dialogue by a non approachable few.
The black gown wearing, limousine select have made Moms, Grandmas, graduate students, janitors, nurses, teachers, nannies and all others less heard and less valuable.
The star studded cast of characters that have stood up have not changed this woman’s experience but has diluted the day to day conversation. The chatter is real but has made it old news quickly. Now #metoo makes you look for the remote to change the channel. Young women once again look at money as the way and the only way society listens to you and believes you. This can’t be allowed.
On the morning of yet again another award show commentators are highlighting white roses being displayed and #metoo being at the forefront. When did this become the new Jimmy Choo? The new Halston vintage night? I want to see Jlo glowing and admire her gorgeous skin, brilliant smile and gown that won’t disappoint. Pure bliss...music, fashion and watching my husband attempting a dance move. We won’t be watching.
Why are we making entertainment out of tragedy? We have events, education, fundraising for earthquakes splitting the earths core open but somehow #metoo has been allowed to be well dressed in sequins and allowed to be okay.
We have to find a better way. We must find a better way for all past and future survivors.