In this video, a young girl reads a powerful poem. It describes how victims hide their stories because of how scared they are. Always thinking that if they are showing too much skin, then they could be a target. NO HUMAN BEING SHOULD EVER FEEL THIS WAY. You can feel the emotion in her voice. It gives you the notion that this is serious. It leaves people a mess. Girls shouldn't be treated as objects. We shouldn't be criticized for wearing a dress that makes us feel good. We bring life into this world. We should be expressed more than objects.
"It'll get better..." "You'll be fine." As they all say. Lady Gaga created a powerful visual and description of what it is like. In this video, it shows guys drugging girls, forcing themselves on them, etc. It bothers me because yes, the video is made to make you uncomfortable, but this is real life. More people have a problem with the media when most of it is the truth. Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault. No matter your race or sex.
Women are expected to wear certain things. We are criticized for showing a little bit of skin and expressing our bodies how we want to. Rape culture is the acceptance of expecting a girl to "ask for it" or be submissive to a male. The victim is usually blamed for the event happening. Sexual harassment is interpreted to others as not important. That's why more and more victims continue to go through it. I am proud of those who have stood up for themselves and the others around them. I know one day we will put an end to sexual harassment.
What should you do if you witness someone being sexually harassed? In this article, it discusses how to avoid and stand up against sexual harassment. A lot of people freeze. I understand that because it's hard for your mind to accept and register what is happening. The easiest thing to do is to try to take a video or a sound recording of what is happening. Almost everyone has a phone at least a foot away. It shouldn't be hard to take a simple act and project it. It's scary to try to figure out how to get out of something. All you need to do is remain calm.
In this article, there are many stories that are told by men and women. Each and everyone of them left scars that will never be mended. The chilling moments when actions were done. An action in which people do not acknowledge the long term affects. These stories show different scenarios and how the victims have taken control of the situation. This is not an every once and awhile thing. This is everyday. Nobody has made a move to prevent this from happening. I don't think people realize that "no" actually means no. I have been a victim of sexual harassment. I have went to the school administration about it. Nobody did anything to solve the issue. People need to realize that this issue is so important and we need to step up and make a change no matter what sex you are.
This lyric video, is about a singer who had been held back from her music career. Although, Kesha doesn't come out and say these things. You infer as you go. She had been harassed on multiple occasions by her music producer. She talks about forgiving and moving on. She mentions the things she went through during the time period. This song gives listeners power to rise up above their conflicts and to stay strong during hard times.