#MeToo movement, we need to talk. Sincerely, a survivor.
By Rhyan Doxey
Listen, we need to talk…when you first came out as a movement, I thought it was great. Being a survivor myself I understood the importance of this movement. We took down some bad people and for that, I thank you.
But I cannot stay silent any longer, what I’m trying to say is…I am breaking up with you. Now don’t take this as me not supporting the take down of rapist or that I don’t care about survivors, I just can’t back a movement that has been taken over by partisan politics.
Recently, I’ve seen you get behind the overzealous Democrat leadership, desperate to regain a majority in November, by choosing to bring forward a person with an accusation that was based entirely on uncorroborated hearsay and would not even hold up in a court of law. This is in in the same breath of blatantly ignoring other women’s stories that have legitimate evidence but happen to be about a high profile Democrat. The problem is, true #metoo attackers do not discriminate and victims’ rights are not forwarded by ignoring victims because their story doesn’t meet an agenda at that point in time.
Let’s talk about Keith Ellison, the Deputy Chair of the DNC, who physically abused his wife. Having evidence to back her claim, the #metoo movement is silent. Let’s talk about the Clintons, who have several women including Juanita Broaddrick accusing Bill Clinton of rape. Their voices have been ignored by the #metoo movement. Why don’t they get a voice?
When I saw the movement get behind this “believe all women” fallacy it only told me that you have now been wielded as a tool for someone to get what they want politically. We no longer look at facts and evidence. We now asking society to blindly believe all women, simply because they are women.
You are hurting the movement and survivors as a whole. Not all women tell the truth just as frequently as men. This movement is now living in a glass house. You have now damaged the way the public views sexual assault and those who have the bravery to come forward by using the movement to ruin a man’s reputation and life with no evidence. All for political gain. Democrats have officially exploited the #metoo movement that was started to forward survivor empowerment and ruined a powerful platform that had the potential to truly be used for good.
So thank you #metoo we had a good run but you don’t represent this survivor anymore.