I struggled whether to take part in the #MeToo movement the last few weeks after seeing my Facebook page inundated with the hashtag. The hashtag was started to encourage woman to speak up in order to show the magnitude of sexual harassment and assault. I didn’t partake because I felt as if what I’ve experienced pales in comparison to that of which other women have.
Why? Because what I encounter feels normal, it’s feels far more mild than other cases and feels like it’s just a consequence of being a woman with a curvy body. The magnitude of the Cosby/Weinstein cases are several levels above what I’ve gone through but they’re on the same continuum of challenges us women have to face.