Good Men Should Not Be Quiet Spectators: Is Shared Outcry Bringing an End to the Cruel Privilege of Impunity?
The pain and anger of more than a million people who tweeted #MeToo in the last week have crowded social media with personal stories of sexual harassment or assault. This virtual march of solidarity marks both the urgency of finding a shared voice and the hidden scale of assault that did not previously have a register. When women are almost invisible, when they are not really seen, it seems that people do not have http://preventgbvafrica.org/wp-admin/profile.phpto care what happens to them.
This online outcry is important because it is giving voice to acts that are public, but that are silenced and neutralized by convention.
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Author: Op-ed by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women