I know I’ll probably get a lot of flack for this but so what? Posting “Me Too” on Twitter or FB, if you haven’t reported and at least attempted to charge the person who assaulted you, is nothing more than cowardice. The reasons Harvey Weinstein was able to do what he did with impunity for so long are many. Yes, Hollywood turned a blind eye because they wanted his favor. Yes, He was a rich and powerful man who could buy himself out of trouble. But among the other reasons he was able to do what he did is because so many of his victims refused to say anything or do anything about it. Like it or not, if you have been assaulted, raped, molested, etc and you have not reported it, have not tried to make your assaulter accountable then you are an accessory after the fact. You are, whether you like it or not, helping them to cover-up their crimes and guaranteeing that they will victimise others.
I am not without sympathy for those who have been victimised. I understand that you may feel or have felt shame, embarrassment, and guilt, and that dealing with what happened to you is painful. I understand that you may just want to put it behind you and pretend it never happened. I get that the idea of reporting, testifying, and making your trauma public may well terrify or sicken you. If however, you allow those feelings to stop you from doing what is necessary to take these scum bags off the streets, then whether you like it or not you are part of the problem. Yes, it sucks. Yes, in a perfect world it wouldn’t have happened in the first place. Yes, it will probably be one of the most painful things you have ever done. But the truth has not changed since man was born on this world. “All that is required for evil to triumph, is that good men do nothing”.
And like it or not, posting #MeToo, is doing nothing.