A day doesn’t go by without a story about another celebrity’s reputation in tatters. Every actor in the film industry is spending sleepless nights trying to remember whether they did anything in the past 20 – 30 years for which they have to face acquisitions NOW. The sexual harassment movement of #MeToo, exposing the dark sides of celebrities on social media which has started in New York, is catching up like a wildfire even in India.
What is good about the #MeToo movement?
In India, it started with actress Tanushree Dutta accusing Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. This has encouraged many women to come forward and speak out their experiences. There are many Actors, directors, producers, music directors and even lyricists involved in this. One after the other, dozens of women started sharing their stories of sexual abuse on social media. There are big names like Kangana Ranaut, Chinmayi, Alisha Chinai, Sandhya Mridul, Sruti Hariharan etc., who came up with their #Metoo incidents. The #Metoo movement has heightened the awareness among women, not to silently face the abuse, but come out and open up in public platforms.
This is a good thing. A person who misbehaved with a woman and got away due to his success and popularity, are being exposed now. Better late than never, he is facing its consequences. The movement has given encouragement to women, who otherwise, have faced the abuse silently.
It will be a lesson to men who even think of misbehaving with women. It will create safe workplaces for women and have given new wings to women.
The Bad side of #Metoo movement: