October, 2017

5 Reasons Why #MeToo is not a Witch-Hunt

Woody Allen was interviewed recently by the BBC regarding the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. He stated that:

“You also don’t want it to lead to a witch-hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself.”

This has come at a time when many powerful men have been accused of sexually assaulting women – from Bill Cosby to the POTUS – and in a week where the MeToo hashtag has exploded, revealing the extent sexual harassment and assault people (especially women) are exposed to. #ΜeToo has been like lifting a rock to find all the dark and predatory creatures that lurk beneath it. Creatures that many of us suspected were there but have tried not to come face-to-face with for fear it would be too much to handle.

But it is high time these acts of sexual harassment and aggression were brought into the light. We need to be aware of the extent of them. So Allen (A powerful man with a more than dubious sexual past) should not be referring to the revealing of sexual misconduct as a ‘Witch hunt’ because this term is both misleading and disingenuous.

The Liminal Era: A Survival Guide

Some call these uncertain times.

You see, times really are changing. We can all feel it. We all feel the change deep within our bones … yes! We are living in interesting times. Things are moving from the collective unconscious to the conscious.

This is a liminal era.

Yet many fear it. For them change is an enemy. The enemy. People have become accustomed to their way of life, to the positions that they hold and the small powers that they grasp. Patterns are so deeply ingrained that they do not know how to cope with the shift. Change causes insecurity and anxiety. Suspicion and mistrust. Latent fear. And their fear may manifest in different ways….