#MeToo and Time's Up "The Global Conversation"

May 07, 2018 - 375 views

Being a 2 time sexual assault survivor I'm proud to see and hear the viral impact of the anti-sexual assault and women's empowerment movement #MeToo and Time's Up has had. The fact that the topic of sexual violence against women has reached global acclaim echo's awareness of ZERO tolerance coupled with punitive consequences is music to my ears. However; I hope that the punitive consequences by the American Legal Justice system will fairly investigate, indict, prosecute and incarcerate ALL of it's offenders and not follow it's historic lynchings by targeting the Black community as the poster child of these crimes to humanity. But that's another conversation for a different time!

So what is the difference between #MeToo and Times Up? While educating myself about them; I ran across an article where #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and Christy Haubegger; who helped start Time's Up describe what they see as similar and different between the two.

"This is a movement that deals specifically with sexual violence, and it is a framework for how to do the work ending sexual violence." Burke also stated in the TIME article; "we are doing it from a framework that's central to survivors, and to make sure that the most marginalized among survivors have access to resources that help them cross the human journey."

In comparison; “Time’s Up was founded on the premise that everyone, every human being, deserves a right to earn a living, to take care of themselves, to take care of their families, free of the impediments of harassment and sexual assault and discrimination,” Haubegger told TIME. “This is a symptom of a larger, systemic inequality and a systemic pattern of exclusion for women, for people of color, and a lack of equilibrium in the power distribution in our business,” Burke told TIME. “If you want to solve sexual harassment, you actually needed to solve all of those things. So we decided to really focus on that aspect." 


While I am extraordinarily grateful for #MeToo and Time's Up's current high profile movements; I would be remiss if I didn't mention a prominent anti-sexual assault grassroot's organization such as RAINN.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) the largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE) and they are in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for Department of Defense; according to RAINN mission statement. Also stated on RAINN mission page they have helped more than 2.5 million people since 1994. We here at Cerebral Radio/CBRTalk are humbled to say we have been streaming RAINN PSA's since we opened our doors in 2015.


 As a sexual assault survivor; I am all too eager to lend Cerebral Radio/CBRTalk platform as a voice to any organization or platform that supports eradicating and punishing sexual violence locally, statewide, nationally and globally on behalf of any persons threatened and that experience sexual assault who inhabit this planet. A quick personal story; I was outside the other day watching children play; they were running back and forth laughing and chasing one another. It was a joy to see their happiness. Right then and there; I prayed that their innocence would not be interrupted. I feel innocence is necessary to experience organic awareness and natural progression in life and should be respected, preserved and protected.


Dee, Cerebral Radio CBRTalk


Courtesy of TIME: #MeToo and Time's Up Founders Explain the Difference Between the 2 Movements — And How They're Alike By ALIX LANGONE Updated: March 22, 2018 5:21 PM ET | Originally published: March 8, 2018





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