#MeToo: Ayesha Omar Urges Survivors to Stop Undermining One Another
In her tweet on July 3, actress Ayesha Omar urged all the survivors of sexual assault and harassment to stop undermining one another in the #MeToo movement.
In her tweet on July 3, actress Ayesha Omar urged all the survivors of sexual assault and harassment to stop undermining any survivor who is speaking in the #MeToo, as well as to stop comparing each other’s stories.
We cannot undermine someone else’s experience or feelings just because ours was different. We cannot put a time limit on anyone’s emotional reactions. Empathy and validating others go a long way. The tables could turn one day. #Metoo #speakup #breakthesilence
— Ayesha Omar (@ayesha_m_omar) July 3, 2020
Ayesha Omar has been vocal in her support to the #MeToo movement and the survivors. This isn’t the first time she has talked about validating and empathising with those who are sharing this story.
When the #MeToo movement was gaining a momentum in Pakistan during 2018, Ayesha Omar revealed on local TV that she had unfortunately also suffered through sexual harassment by someone in the industry.
The Bulbulay actress added that she did not have strength like Meesha Shafi does to speak about her experience, but maybe she will be able to talk about it in the future.
In her interview with Ahsan Khan in 2020, Ayesha Omar once again talked about not being ready to discuss her own experience, “I have been through harassment in my career and life, so I understand how it feels. I don’t have the courage to talk about it yet, maybe someday I will. But I can totally relate with everyone who has been through it.”
Not being ready herself, Ayesha Omar knows the feeling that survivors of sexual harassment go through and does not believe in certain time limits of speaking out.
“There is no particular time for one to open up about it, it can take one 20 years, another only one, while for some it takes two minutes. People can come out whenever.”
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