Is #MeToo Only For Women? Should It Be?
Abby Franquemont
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Thank you for your article and opening the discussion on rape and sexual abuse. It is subject that needs to be discussed. My contrarian opinion is that it is not just an individual issue, rather, it is primarily a social disorder. The question then becomes what do we do about it?

Sexual abuse, rape, is endemic in our society. Awareness and vigilance are important elements. The “Me too” campaign is an important step in bringing this forward so we, society, can do something.

Regretfully the vast majority of rape and sexual abuse is never reported. When a survivor bravely steps forward and tells of their abuse they can provide leadership to victims who suffer alone and in the darkness. Here, the #MeToo campaign brings light.

Keep in mind vast majority rapes and sexual assaults are made by people they know, family members, neighbors, teachers, priests, coaches, etc. Society must demand that DAs vigorously prosecute rapists and sexual abusers. Politicians must eliminate the statute of limitations on rape and sexual assault which is so important with victims of child sexual abuse. We need to create an environment where victims feel safe and believed; when they step forward with their stories action is taken. And the perpetrators, the criminals, must be exposed and vigorously prosecuted.

There is help and reverences and resources. For those who have been abused, you are not alone, you can get help:
Rape, Assault, Incest National Network RAINN.org
Malesurvivor.org
1in6.org 
SNAPnetwork.org
Darkness to Light D2L.org