I was roughly 20 years old when I got into my first serious relationship. I had been severely depressed and desperate to find someone who would love me. In my mind, I was ugly, fat, and unlovable. I turned to the only thing I knew of at the time: Craigslist personal ads. That’s where I found him—let’s call him J.
Just before I left for vacation, I published two of my short stories on Amazon. One is about a ghost who witnesses her own funeral and features my most popular character. The other is a tale that I should have probably written more of, but in just 1,500 words I drive home the point about what males go through when they are sexually assaulted. It was a story that started out as one concept and morphed into this piece that I am incredibly proud of. While talking about it with a few writer friends, one of them said something that struck me. She told me I should use the hashtag me too to promote the story. The sheer cynicism in that statement shook me to my core.
Your friend, your sister, your coworker. Me too. Me too. Me too. We have all been surprised by the amount of friends, family and loved ones who have been posting, "Me too" on social media. This was started as a way to make people aware of the astonishing number of sexual assault victims there are and to give support to those who feel they are alone. I myself was shocked that so many of my dear friends have been victims of abuse and I never knew. I too have been a victim to sexual abuse as a teenager and after scrolling through my newsfeed I became all too aware that if I posted "Me too" it might also shock many of my friends and loved ones and I realized I was not ready for everyone to know about my most personal and private suffering. While I am no professional, I hope I can offer help and support in a different way to others who have suffered and are not ready to out themselves as a victim of this terrible abuse.
Some members of the servant species hold the firm belief that felines are a strain of their own species who just happen to wear fur coats. They believe we can empathize, comprehend abstract concepts, and have feelings. I understand the word the servants use for attributing their own characteristics on to species other than their own is "anthropomorphism."
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