Me Too

Shimaa
Posted March 13, 2020 from Egypt
#Metoo movement inspired me
It wasn't My Fault,or your fault, don't be afraid and share it, You are not alone. I hope all women talk about it in Egypt and don't feel shame anymore.

Me too

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.

This story was submitted in response to #SheTransformsTech.

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Anita Shrestha
Mar 13
Mar 13

great

Jill Langhus
Mar 13
Mar 13

Hello Shimaa,

Welcome to World Pulse! Wow, you're a brave one... love it! Thanks so much for sharing your post, for speaking up, and being the change!!! You rock! Can't wait to see more posts from you and to see what you're doing, what you're passionate about and what your goals are!

Shimaa
Mar 13
Mar 13

Thanks for your support

Jill Langhus
Mar 13
Mar 13

You're welcome, dear. We're here for you! Let us know how we can help:-)

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Hannah B
Mar 13
Mar 13

Welcome, Shimaa!
Thank you so much for sharing this.
I am so happy to hear that you are not afraid any more and are using your voice to speak out - I admire your courage and conviction!
I hope that you will find many wonderful connections and sisters here on World Pulse.
Kind regards,
Hannah

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 13
Mar 13

Helo Shimaa,
What a strong voice you have, and what courage. How great that you have found World Pulse and added your voice to this global sisterhood. You are making new waves against such strong denial and resistance. Such good news that the #MeToo stories reached you, and supported your inner trust in yourself that none of this is the fault of women and girls.
A big welcome to World Pulse!

Paulina Nayra
Mar 15
Mar 15

Oh dear Shimaa,
It wasn't your fault Shimaa. No one wants to be a victim of sexual harassment. You are so brave in sharing your story. This way, you can encourage other women and girls who experienced the same, to come out and share their story, too.

Huggs,
Paulina

Dear Shimaa,
Just be a strong and happy woman and stop blaming yourself. You have such a big smile in your face, is that a fake smile. That smile of yours in your profile picture does not look like a fake smile. I do not know how world you are. I do not know how you spend you time every day, I know that the world is composed Men women, good people, bad people, rational and irrational animals plants treas birds, Oceans etc
Social Media is under control all over the World. Just follow Hillary Clinton on Facebook and you can read her opinion about Zukerberg and Facebook. You are a clever Girl and a very lucky girl/woman because you are aware of the fact that social Media is in one way or other is and should be under control to protect everyone in the World from terrorism, drug dealers and all those things Criminal would use social Media. Perhaps you would feel much better if you instead of using the term Real Guy used Monster. Never be afraid. Use your brain also when you feel ashamed. Everyone has been trough something to be ashamed of. That incident was an accident. People neither blame themselves s nor feel ashamed bring victims of an accident. Be brave, wise and strong.

Beth Lacey
Mar 18
Mar 18

Stay strong, my sister

otahelp
Mar 31
Mar 31

Hi Shimaa welcome to a very safe space where you can scream, shout, cry and clap and you will be safe without any one stalking you and blaming you for their evil deeds simply because you are a girl. thank you for sharing your story. Trust you are safe with your family