The world has learned the new realization of feminism that was ignited when sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein surfaced. It triggered several sexually assaulted survivors and victims to come forward and scream. Ayesha Omar Shared her Experience of Sexual Assault Survivor with Rose McGowan.
Moreover, the #MeToo movement of the United States became a phenomenon that soon resonates around the planet in surprising and thoughtful ways and, disappointing for the molesters. Ayesha Omer’s recent revelations on Insta live chat with Rose McGowan is shuddering for many who are still silent and scared.
It is still Challenging to Speak up for Women’s Notions of Femininity in Pakistan
Feminism has a byzantine history in Pakistan. For decades, the very word has been scorned as a Western-derived attack on Pakistan women’s notions of femininity. Women’s rights movements have also felt redundant in a country, but many disguised organizations are always ready to spoil the innocent mind of Pakistani women. But it is a right of everyone to shout and scream against harassment.
Ayesha Omar Shared her Experience of Sexual Assault Survivor with Rose McGowan
The chunks of Ayesha’s chat with Rose
Ayesha Omer opens up the dark side of her glittery life.
“A huge powerful man, twice my age, when I had just entered the industry at 23. And it went on for years.”
In a live Instagram conversation with Ayesha Omar, McGowan revealed how she mustered up the strength to finally voice about what had happened to her.
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. In 2017, Rose McGowan decided to break the silence about Hollywood and one of the most powerful men in it, Harvey Weinstein. She decided to tell her story to the world. Did the world believe her? Not really. As is the case with most silence breakers. “Time” magazine, though recognised her as one of the Silence Breakers and their Person of the year, for speaking out about sexual harassment/assault. Soon after, several other actresses started sharing their stories of assault by the same monster. Her book “Brave” tells her story in her own voice. A singular voice that stands in a large arena full of women with similar stories of assault and rape. . In my eyes, Rose is one of the bravest women in the world today. I have watched several of her interviews and the way she articulates her feelings, emotions and thoughts is mesmerising. She hits the nail on the spot. Every single time. Rose is also an angry woman. A woman who allows herself to feel and feels no need to justify her emotions to anyone. Her fight is to allow all women in society to feel angry for what they have been through. For what they have been made to go through. Two years ago, I finally allowed myself to acknowledge and talk about my own sexual harassment story by a powerful monster, twice my age. When Rose agreed to go live with me, I felt I was dreaming. It was unreal. I thought non-stop about everything that I wanted to ask her, everything that I wanted to tell her about Pakistan. But she’s been asked everything and she’s answered everything…. that’s why I decided to chat with Rose about how she is doing right now, at this moment in her life, let the conversation flow freely…. and it did… it was real and honest, probably uncomfortable for some…. I did think of some solid questions to ask but never got around to them… they are all still floating in my head. We plan to go live again in a week, and this time go deeper into the various layers and constructs of societies all over the world. Would love for you all to join. Until next time folks! ??♀️✨❤️ . . #ayeshaomar #rosemcgowan #metoo #feminism #feminist #womensupportingwomen #timesup #speakup #crazy #keepitreal #hereandnow
Rose McGowan explained the grief with conquering eyes. As a survivor standing against the world, she also opened up about going through the ordeal alone.
“I always had a voice, just no one was listening, was waiting for society to be ready. I needed Trump. Hilary Clinton protected Weinstein in a major way. I needed Trump to show people this is racism, sexism, and this is what ugliness looks like. I didn’t have friends. No women’s groups to help me, nothing. It was never my shame, as I often waited for someone, I could meet one day, who would make a difference in the way things were happening. And then I thought, nope, it’s gonna be me.”
Bulbulay actress reviled the ugly side of our society in a complaining tone.
“We are not allowed to be angry. A huge powerful man, twice my age. I had just entered the industry, I was this young 23-year-old, fresh out of college, and bam, this started happening. And it went on for years. It wasn’t a one-off incident, and I just didn’t want to process it. I put in a box, and I said okay, this is happening in my life, I have to deal with it. I didn’t wanna share it with anybody. I let it stay there for 15 years, and I finally spoke about it to someone two years ago. A friend of mine from the industry also came out with her story, and TV channels started calling me up and asking ‘Do you think she’s telling the truth?”And I said ‘I would believe any victim’. They asked me if sexual harassment happens in the industry and that’s the first time I said yes. They asked if it happened to you, and I said yes. I will talk about it someday, but not today. I still haven’t named my monster but I’ve started talking about it”
Concluding words of duo courageous actress WERE RESONATING
“I’m really about men and women to see each other as human, and not through gender.”
We should try to make our society a better place to live for our new generation and we should personally build a code of ethics to respect humanity regardless of gender.