2017 was a year to remember for all the wrong reasons. It was a year which oversaw multiple celebrity sexual harassment claims come to light starting in October, and the acknowledgment, as well as immediate retaliation against the perpetrators of these crimes, was set in motion.
A raging fire spread among the women worldwide where they were motivated to talk about and stand up against sexual misconduct and assault.
Movements such as #MeToo (started off by Alyssa Milano) and #TimesUp followed suit in the light of these celebrity sexual harassment claims and the rage continued in 2018. But even then, millions of women around the world remain silent about sexual harassment (especially in countries like India, where sexual harassment cases are at an all-time high) and they need inspiration and idols to look up to in order to raise their voice.
Let’s take a look at the timeline of this issue and how these high profile celebrity sexual harassment cases were finally brought to light on a macro scale:
Weinstein was just the start. The wildfire spread soon to several A-listers in Hollywood such as Kevin Spacey.
And then, more celebrity allegations and claims followed:
2018 saw the same fire continued from 2017:
A change was attempted in India, too:
Folks, as much as we highlight that not all men are the same, it’s up to the women of the country to stand up to sexual harassment and inspire other women around them to do the same. Sure, India needs catching up to do in order to have a large-scale revolution for change but we gotta start somewhere, right? And that is what’s important.
Women like Priyanka Chopra and Richa Chadha have used their celebrity status for the good in order to spark a fire in our country.
It’s up to us to make sure that fire keeps burning.
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