Me Too Quotes

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Nina LaCour
“I thought that it was more likely the opposite. I must have shut grief out. Found it in books. Cried over fiction instead of the truth. The truth was unconfined, unadorned. There was no poetic language to it, no yellow butterflies, no epic floods. There wasn't a town trapped underwater or generations of men with the same name destined to make the same mistakes. The truth was vast enough to drown in.”
Nina LaCour, We Are Okay

Mya Robarts
“Did you ... touch me right after you called me brat?"
He shakes his head.
"Why not?" I ask.
"You were too intoxicated to give your consent."
"And?"
He frowns. "If, while you were drugged, I had touched you like I wanted to, I wouldn't be able to call myself a real man.”
Mya Robarts, The V Girl: A Coming Of Age Story

L.R. Knost
“Tell your story.
Shout it. Write it.
Whisper it if you have to.
But tell it.
Some won't understand it.
Some will outright reject it.
But many will
thank you for it.
And then the most
magical thing will happen.
One by one, voices will start
whispering, 'Me, too.'
And your tribe will gather.
And you will never
feel alone again.”
L.R. Knost

Mya Robarts
“I would never put the words ‘rape ’ and ‘play ’ in the same sentence. I there's rape, there's no play, " he says.”
Mya Robarts, The V Girl: A Coming Of Age Story

“Every time a young girl gets raped, it's proof that there is no God. What kind of a God would just twiddle his thumbs and watch, while his daughter gets raped?”
Oliver Markus Malloy, Inside The Mind of an Introvert

Kailin Gow
“I have faced bullying before. Not in high school. Not in any school but when I published my now bestselling book series as an indie author back in 2010 through 2012 and became a target for indie publishing, especially in YA because I stood by Amazon self-publishing versus the traditional publishers. How I dealt with it? I kept doing what I love - writing and publishing, and giving my readers what they love. Indie publishing took off soon afterwards and now it is a valid and more desirable way to publish books. So the lesson learned is...don't let bullies stop you from doing what you love and from keeping you from giving your readers the books they love to read from you." - Kailin Gow in a National Radio Interview.”
Kailin Gow

Cecelia Ahern
“Why couldn't she, at least just this once, suddenly find magical powers?”
Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You

“Forgiving lavishly does not mean that we continue to place ourselves in harm's way. The Bible takes great pains to address the dangers of keeping company with those who perpetually harm others. Those who learn nothing from their past mistakes are termed fools. While we may forgive the fool for hurting us, we do not give the fool unlimited opportunity to hurt us again. To do so would be to act foolishly ourselves. When Jesus extends mercy in the Gospels, he always does so with an implicit or explicit, "Go and sin no more." When our offender persists in sinning against us, we are wise to put boundaries in place. Doing so is itself an act of mercy toward the offender. By limiting his opportunity to sin against us, we spare him further guilt before God. Mercy never requires submission to abuse, whether spiritual, verbal, emotional, or physical.”
Jen Wilkin, In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character

Lorraine Nilon
“Emotional abuse can leave a victim feeling like a shell of a person, separated from the true essence of who they naturally are. It also leads to a victim feeling tormented and tortured by their own emotions.”
Lorraine Nilon, Breaking Free From the Chains of Silence: A respectful exploration into the ramifications of Paedophilic abuse

Dana Arcuri
“Assault survivors respond differently. There's no right or wrong way to react after being sexually abused. The assault can be so overwhelming that we may respond in three ways - fight, flee, or freeze.”
Dana Arcuri, Sacred Wandering: Growing Your Faith In The Dark

Lorraine Nilon
“Soul Abuse is the destruction of a victim's awareness of the strength within their soul. It stems from the abuser's intention to corrupt another's understanding of their own significance.  ”
Lorraine Nilon, Breaking Free From the Chains of Silence: A respectful exploration into the ramifications of paedophilic abuse

“If Hollywood was a Republican town, Weinstein would still be president, and he'd still be molesting women.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, Inside The Mind of an Introvert

“How a man values
a woman's virginity
Is not exactly how
the woman may see it
//redefining honor”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

“MY LIFE MAY NOT BE A FAIRY TALE
BUT IT'S A
DAMN GOOD READ ”
Qwana M. "BabyGirl" Reynolds-Frasier

Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
“every story of misogyny and abuse should be heard and taken to heart. The #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements have demonstrated in spades what many women already knew: Too many of us are not cherished or valued; too many of us wouldn't even know what that means. Instead, many have been disbelieved, denigrated, and dismissed, simply because we are women, and this has happened both historically and in today's churches as well. But merely understanding that the church has been dismissive, abusive, or even misogynistic will not help us... Instead, we need to affirm the positive stories and contributions of women -- not only as wives, mothers, and daughters, but primarily as God's image-bearers.”
Elyse Fitzpatrick and Eic Schumacher, Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women

Camryn King
“Justice is not blind, and she wears stilettos.”
Camryn King, Stiletto Justice

Sara Furlong Burr
“And though she may be broken, she is not defeated. She will rise unfettered, unbeaten, unimpeded”
Sara Furlong Burr, When Time Stands Still

Peggy Orenstein
“The statistics on sexual assault may have forced a national dialogue on consent but honest conversations between adults and teenagers about what happens after 'yes', discussions about ethics, respect, decision making, sensuality, reciprocity, relationship building, the ability to assert desires and set limits remain rare. And while we are more often telling children that both parties must agree unequivocally to a sexual encounter, we still tend to avoid the biggest taboo of all; women's capacity for, and entitlement to, sexual pleasure.”
Peggy Orenstein, Don't Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life

A.K. Kuykendall
“Clarence Thomas got his ass on the court. If Brett Kavanaugh gets ousted, THAT'S RACIST.”
A.K. Kuykendall

Hadley Cottingham
“Your testimony is nothing.
Why draw caution from a
girl in tears?"

"Perhaps, one day, someone
will see you for more than
this." (The world never does)

A woman receives no justice.”
Hadley Cottingham, KILLER

Stephanie Lahart
“If a woman, teen, or girl says No, Stop, I Changed My Mind, I Can’t do This, or I’m Just Not Ready… Believe Her! No, she doesn’t REALLY want it. No, she’s NOT playing hard to get. No, she’s NOT just a tease. No, she didn’t ASK for it. Sexual violence is NOT okay no matter how much you try to rationalize it. Don’t be a predator! Have some self-control and RESPECT her decision. Forcing yourself on a person is sexual assault, period!”
Stephanie Lahart

Dana Arcuri
“Why didn't I report it? Because when you are sexually assaulted by a relative, it's terribly complicated. Initially, I felt shock, numb, and powerless. Keep in mind, sexual assault is an act of violence; not sex. In addition, sexual assault is about power. It's common for victims to feel helpless.”
Dana Arcuri, Sacred Wandering: Growing Your Faith In The Dark

Dana Arcuri
“Sexual trauma isn't a one time event. It's something we battle for a lifetime. No matter how much I tried to mute troubling memories, I couldn't. Flashbacks occurred without warning. Seeing the predator at social events was a constant reminder. I was a broken mess.”
Dana Arcuri

“The chimpanzee with a bandaged forehead grabbed a hypodermic needle.
Michelle smiled and watched Cynthia stab a syringe into the laboratory director’s kneecap. The chimp appeared to be making a flower design. The other twelve needles she’d jabbed were arranged around the knee like daisy petals.”
Alicia Hilton, Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 4

Darnell Lamont Walker
“There’s plenty to be said when folk run to the defendant’s side with “leave him alone, he was acquitted” when a woman is the victim, but wouldn’t dare utter those words when a man is.”
Darnell Lamont Walker

Eva Darrows
“I look forward to the day we stop saying ‘me too’ and start saying ‘never again.”
Eva Darrows, You Too?

“This is a list of men who had stupid sex in stupid places.”
Sydney Stern, The Scandal Clause: Can $700,000 Buy a Life?

Susan Minot
“You think you are done with an experience once it is over and it is set into some version in a story. And there it will sit. But if you return to the experience many years later, because you are, say, urged by a movement in the culture to re-examine the treatment of women, an examination which seems to come every fifty years or so before it fades away again, then go, you might discover new details waiting for you, unnoticed.”
Susan Minot, Why I Don't Write
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Vinod Varghese Antony
“I heard a storm pass, our bodies froze
And he whispered in that darkness
'I love you'
I touched the fresh scar on my chest,
Replied,
'me too”
Vinod Varghese Antony, Songs of the Rooks

“That shadowy period when pregnant women had no control over their bodies should never be forgotten. We paid a price for our silence.”
Meredith Keller, The Unraveling: The Price of Silence

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