Brave women step for­ward

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Sex­ual ha­rass­ment is a hot topic. Mor­gan Free­man is fac­ing ac­cu­sa­tions of sex­ual ha­rass­ment. Har­vey We­in­stein has been charged with rape, sex­ual mis­con­duct and sex abuse.

Re­mem­ber a se­ries of Hol­ly­wood sex­ual ha­rass­ment scan­dals a few months ago? There were so many grat­i­fy­ing re­sponses and a lot of ac­tresses pub­licly sup­ported the vic­tims and de­nounced this phe­nom­e­non.

MeToo was started — an in­ter­na­tional move­ment against sex­ual ha­rass­ment and as­sault.

In­deed, there are many move­ments which pro­tect fe­male rights over the last few years, and this is a good sign which means women re­ceive more pro­tec­tion.

How­ever, there is a lot of ha­rass­ment still hap­pen­ing. Of course, women seek­ing equal po­si­tions is a hard process.

Even though this process is dif­fi­cult, ev­ery­one should be a fear­less sol­dier to ob­tain our rights.

The pub­lic should cre­ate a safe en­vi­ron­ment for vic­tims and pro­tect their dig­nity.

Be­cause of pub­lic scru­tiny, vic­tims usu­ally choose si­lence to make sure they will not be hurt any­more.

Vic­tims should bravely dis­cuss their suf­fer­ing. Some­times, the worst tragedy that could hap­pen, is for the per­son to re­main silent.

I think that peo­ple should be bet­ter ed­u­cated, that ev­ery­one should be re­spected. Over­all, I hope that there will be a day with­out ha­rass­ment in the world. Yuena Zhang, UPEI stu­dent, Beijing, China

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