Inspired by the global movements like #Metoo, thousands of people opened up about the sexual abuses and harassments they have faced. Chinmayi the voice artist, the singer who is also the wife of actor Rahul Ravindran, has faced molestation. She took her social media forums to express how she is feeling and how it is to face such situations and how to cope up with such things.
Chinamayi Sripaada asked the victims not to blame themselves at any cost and learn to love oneself and let go of negativity. She also talks about the men who are being sexually harassed. Chinmayi raised a voice against the sexual abuse in a series of tweets which is not just emotional, but also educative.
After almost aeons, I got groped at an event yesterday. I happened to share this story on Instagram and what shocked me is how many men and women have been molested as children (teachers, brothers, co-passengers, uncles, grandparents and even women), Chinmayi tweeted.
Most common places - Their own home, public transport, places of worship, educational institutions.
Most girls and boys haven’t mustered the strength to share it with their family and friends coz no one would believe it.
Even if girls have a chance of being heard, men have NONE, Chinmayi continued.
Men are subjected to sexual abuse too. But, they keep mum to open up or raise a voice against the sexual abuse, as they fear being mistaken. Men are shamed if they share an account of sexual assault/molestation during childhood. Women who gathered the courage to share have been blamed “she enjoyed it”. Imagine grown adults accusing a child of enjoying sexual assault. And other seemingly sane adults believing it, Chinmayi wrote.
She also concluded that it is the matter of humanity and compassion to stand for the victims rather than find faults in them. And we should learn to love ourselves to an extent that we need not blame ourselves for the deeds of others, especially the sexual assaulters.