#Me Too #BeALifeline

Me Too is the latest social media awareness campaign. Type “Me Too” in your status and let your friends and family know that you’ve experienced some sort of unwelcome or twisted sexual advances.

Maybe it happened at school, work, or maybe in what should have been a safe sanctuary…your home. There are some awful stories behind Me Too.

Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein and his predatory practices gave birth to the Me Too campaign. But I wonder why the rich and powerful women’s champion Jane Fonda didn’t speak up—since for years she knew it was happening. As they say sometimes all evil needs is for good people to do nothing.

If the Me Too campaign could change predatory behavior, this would be celebratory.

But I imagine it will be as short-lived as the ice-bucket challenge for ALS.

Yet, this much is certain: our individual Me Too stories are a powerful testimony of how blurry the lines of propriety have become. And how wrong it is to face this anywhere at anytime.

So, as this social media phase gives way to the next one, let’s not forget our own Me Too stories and keep our eyes open to helping others who can’t help themselves. Be a lifeline. Wouldn’t having a lifeline been nice when it happened to us?

The Christian Post