Many of you already know about some of the recent events concerning various YouTube performers and allegations of sexual misconduct. When I read about this (and it seems to come and come right now), I thought, “I have nothing to add to this.” So I just watched. And was sad. And also heartened by…
This is the direction I’ve been hoping / waiting for things to turn in. I think it’s incredibly important that we look at these issues not just from the perspective of the acts being perpetrated, but the systemic issues at foot and it’s important that people realize that it’s not just YouTube celebrities that do this and it’s not just young girls that get caught in the crossfires. I’m so glad that these girls and women are coming forward, and I am so saddened by what has happened to them. However, I have hope that this means we can really look this issue in the face now and work towards a world where it isn’t as common.
tl;dr - Maureen Johnson says everything I wish I could and then some.