Transgender vlogger misses point of the #metoo movement

by Electra L on January 26, 2016

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I’ve always liked transgender vlogger, Elle Bradford… but I think that her latest video is fucked up.

She goes to the trouble of making a #metoo video, thus assuring a certain amount of publicity and interest…but doesn’t name the famous Youtuber who harassed her. Her argument for not doing so is that…

“Maybe he was drunk” and “I don’t want to ruin someone’s reputation.”

We have all done terrible things when we were drunk, but intoxication is neither a legal or moral defence for sexual harassment. And not wanting to ruin a sexual harasser’s reputation is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard… that’s like a judge saying…

“I would send you to jail…but it might ruin your standing in the community.”

A DAMAGED REPUTATION IS THE PUNISHMENT. The whole point of the movement was to raise public awareness and hold the guilty men accountable!



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na January 26, 2018 at 4:33 pm

Stupid fucking article. Stupid fucking site. You’re just a stupid fucking person.

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Transcend Everything January 27, 2018 at 6:47 am

Thanks for that.

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Evelyn Jolene Olansky January 28, 2018 at 12:04 pm

It’s pretty clear that some, including the author of this post, think of #MeToo as a movement about revenge, bringing punishment to those who have mistreated and abused others.

As a woman and a transwoman, I feel that #MeToo is firstly about the healing power of community, of recognizing that the pain in your life is shared, isn’t yours alone to carry.

A #MeToo movement which prioritizes the punishment of those accused over the accuser’s preferences for disclosure… Doesn’t make sense to me. It’s #MeToo, not #HimToo.

Don’t get me wrong — I share both goals. I want a world where those harmed by sexual impropriety or abuse feel able to discuss that experience if they wish, as they wish. I also want a world where the people who abuse St punished. That doesn’t mean #MeToo needs to be doing both things to be effective.

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