Tarana Burke on #MeToo – “It’s unrecognizable”
The ‘Hashtag Me Too’ began with Tarana Burke in 2006, and she said her intended campaign is now ‘unrecognizable.’ Her campaign was to fight sexual violence in her community. Today, Tarana said a media backlash had framed the movement into a witch hunt.
“Suddenly, a movement to center survivors of sexual violence is being talked about as a vindictive plot against men… victims are heard and then vilified,” says Burke.
Is the Me Too movement Biblical?
#MeToo divides people
Atheists twist God’s words by reframing “Biblical patriarchy” as abusive and oppressive to women. But even with Tarana Burke’s good intentions, the movement has divided people and abused others in the name of “#MeToo.”
“My vision for the Me Too movement is part of a collective vision to see a world free of sexual violence,” Burke said at the TED conference. However, critics argue that the movement has become hostile and vindictive towards men accused of misconduct, resulting in a male backlash.
In 2018, the nomination of Chief Justice Brett Kavanaugh by then-President Donald Trump weaponized the #MeToo to target him to discredit Trump. Politicians, feminists, and mainstream media joined the bandwagon. [Trump Syndrome]
The Bible is after women’s protection
The Bible uplifts and promotes the protection of women. For example, atheists taunt the “abortion recipe” in the Book of Numbers to protect women falsely accused of adultery. Women were also the first to spread the good news that “Jesus is Alive” and resurrected.
In the eyes of God, there are no distinctions between free men and enslaved people, male or female, for they are all one in Christ. But the Bible is clear: Men should love women, but women should submit to their husbands.
This is neither abusive nor unfair because the role of men carries greater responsibility for the family. It is the men who go to war to protect the country. It is men who work in the bitter cold or sweltering heat, not the women.
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Redefining the “Me Too” at home
- Create a loving home by refraining from disciplining in anger.
- Teach girls and boys about safe spaces between adults, especially when left alone with one person.
- Fathers should teach boys to respect girls and girls to respect how they act, speak, and dress.