I am reading She Said, I thought I’d share with you an extract from the book that really resonated with me, especially a collection of work I produced 20 years ago called ‘Being A girl’ 2000.
Actress Marisa Tomei shared a theory: Actresses and the public were stuck in a cycle of mutual misperception. From very young ages, girls were taught to admire and model themselves on the fantasy women onscreen. That made many of them want to become actresses themselves.The lucky ones who made it could never really describe the harassment or the punishing physical standards; that would be self-sabotage. So cycle continued, with the next generation of girls growing up with Hollywood dreams and little understanding that the industry could mistreat them too.
She Said by Jodi cantor and Megan Twohey P.29
‘Being A girl’ transcended these aspirations, aspiring to a fake and fictional role that only consumed and stunted. We warn women not to walk alone at night and start from an early age to share stories of ‘little Red Riding Hood’ to fear the wolf that lurks there.
Harassment often happens when we least expect it by those we trust.
But at least now voices are coming forward and speaking up through platforms that reach audiences. Twitter has got its advantages.