I generally avoid talking about trending topics of social media because I feel there are already enough people sharing their views. But there is one subject of discussion about which I thoroughly read and would like to share my thoughts. Why? Because there will never be enough posts or voices (on social media) to support a case of harrassment or the victim.
Before I go on sharing what I feel, let me clear that I have been following all the allegations and statements (of the current harrassment allegations on a famous vlogger) since the last two days and so don't worry my conclusion is not a hasty or emotional one.
Just because someone is influential, well versed and have a decent fan following, it doesn't make that person any less of a culprit. Enough evidences have come forward and there hasn't been any proper explanation from the other end.
Also, just because it hasn't happened with you, doesn't mean those victims are making up stories.
Being a victim of sexual harrassment myself, I understand it takes a lot of courage to come out and speak about one's experience, specially in a society where the victim is continuously blamed and asked for evidence, not just by others but by their own family and friends.
Thanks to the facility of internet and social media, more and more victims (women specially) are coming out and talking about it.
But what are we doing as an audience?
Asking victims to proof their allegations, accusing victims of their professions, advising and commenting things like 'mere saath tu aisa nahi kiya usne' or 'taali dono hathon se bajti hai' and so on.
It breaks my heart and makes me feel disgusted to the core.
We share thousands of memes, statuses, memories and what not on social media; why don't we share our opinions, stance and support when it's needed the most?
Please raise your voice for what's wrong. Don't say 'I don't want to be a part of this bandwagon' or 'there are enough people sharing their stance on the subject, mine will be irrelevant'
You never know, your voice might be the reason for someone to come forward and talk about their ordeal.