The #MeToo campaign spread on social media last month like wildfire. Started as woman’s protest against sexual harassment, it gained momentum across the globe with even men sharing their stories. The campaign was initially started by Tarana Burke to help victims of sexual harassment and assault. She created Just Be Inc., a nonprofit organization to help create awareness and protest against the same. However, the campaign spread on social media after Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano tweeted sexual allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein. Following, actress Rose McGowan also tweeted #MeToo making women across countries share horrifying experiences of sexual assault. A dance group, ‘The BOM Squad – Svetana’ has come up with a danced inspired by the #MeToo campaign.
In a powerful dance, the women narrate incidents of child sex abuse and assaults that scarred them for life. The dance that is a visual representation of the horror delivers a poignant message that women face on daily basis. The video description of the video says that “the inspiration to make this video came from watching Faye D’Souza.’
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Narrating their experiences, the video begins saying, “I was 12, I was on his bike with him. He touched my Vagina and my breast again and again and again. He was Family. He is family.” Another one says, “I was familiar and comfortable with him. Smiling his brightest he would offer me chocolate make me sit on his lap. Then casually run his hand up my thigh and Graze my Vagina. I guess he didn’t touch my breast since I hadn’t even developed them, 7 is quite a young age you see. He bribed me not to tell. I told. He was my sister’s 57-year-old teacher.”