I just saw Harvey Weinstein was arrested after many women wrote online about his sexual harassment followed by #meToo online movement, I noticed that #MeToo movement started in October 2017 in USA and that movement inspired many women and girls even men to talk about sexual harassment, but no one literally in the middle east talked about it, we have many problems here, no woman can say what happened to her, many women in Egypt were raped, harassed, blackmailed and abused and i'm one of those women. I want to participate and say that all campaigns on social media that talking about the women's international day and women empowerment should know about that also.
social media in the middle east is under men's control ,In any case If me or any Egyptian women want to talk about sexual harassment that happened and hurt one of us we will never find support. Instead, we will find stalkers around us in our social media accounts threatening and blaming us, and I know that because I had something like that happened to me before.
when I was 14 years old , I had sexual harassment and everyone talked behind my back and front of me when i talked about it and they called me Little slut . After few years later I knew that "people in the developed country called men like him Pedophiles". I was blaming myself all these years and I knew that it wasn't my fault. No One told me before that I was a Pedophile's victim because they didn't know.
people don't have awareness and unfortunately that makes men like him act like that without paying anything or get punished, and men like him will always ALWAYS think that women and girls can't talk because they are afraid from How the society gonna talk about them, without blaming the real guy. And The real victim if she had been abused she could lose her job, career and family plus her social life will be damaged if she talk about it.
Now I know It wasn't my fault and I don't feel any regret and I really don't care about people here because that is my voice and i will not be afraid anymore i can not be afraid I can say #MeToo without feeling shame.
However I want to share one thing about myself, #METOO movement inspired me too, and I hope It inspires all and every women in Egypt, not in Egypt only, but the whole middle east.