Saturday, October 6, 2018

Let's Chat: Is Sexual Harassment a Minor Situation?

I’ve noticed that some people have a negative mindset when it comes to sexual harassment, that when it happens, sometimes it gets overlooked as a minor situation because many believe it’s not as important as rape. In my opinion, if you see sexual harassment as a minor situation, then you might overlook rape.

There are many cases where a girl have been raped and was told to not say anything about it because it could ruin the guys' reputation and his life but in reality, the girl has to live with a trama. I believe that this is caused by overlooking situations that society see as a minor issue.

Sexual harassment isn’t minor, it’s a major issue and if you are overlooking it, you are silencing many women from speaking up for themselves. Conditioning them to believe that their situation is less important than others, so of course, what goes on in their mind is, “Why should I say anything? Some girls have it worse.”

Don’t overlook it. No one has the right to put their hands on anyone without their permission, rather that is kissing them, touching their butt, grabbing their hand or anything unless they got their permission first. No situation is minor and no situation is major. It’s all sexual harassment at the end of the day and it’s not right to tell someone that it's okay and that it's not a big deal because it is. It’s okay to say "no."

I believe that when society stops thinking that some sexual harassment situations are minor, then rape can be prevented. We can educate many on what’s okay and what’s not okay when we stand up for our rights as human beings.

Note: I understand that guys go through things like this as well and I don’t want anyone to feel left out but I am sharing from a girls perspective because I’m a female. Lot’s of love to you all…

Love always,
Princess Hiyah


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