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16:55  29 october  2019
16:55  29 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Here ’ s Why I Spoke Up . Survivors of sexual assault shouldn’t have to explain their experiences — or stand in a room with Harvey Weinstein . I didn’t know what to say, but I wanted to say something, so I made a joke that questioned why the event organizers had invited him to the show.

Kelly Bachman called out the mogul when he showed up at a New York performance. The public response, she said, has been ‘overwhelming’.

a person standing in front of a coat: Kelly Bachman in Brooklyn on Monday. © Damon Winter/The New York Times Kelly Bachman in Brooklyn on Monday.

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Last Wednesday night, I walked into a bar to perform stand-up, and noticed Harvey Weinstein sitting in the room. I didn’t know what to say, but I wanted to say something, so I made a joke that questioned why the event organizers had invited him to the show. Some people booed and one person told me to “shut up.” I let the room know that I have been raped, and cursed at the monster I wasn’t making eye contact with. The next day my world blew up when a video I had posted went viral.

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Several women were booed and heckled as they confronted Harvey Weinstein at an event in New Fellow comedian Amber Rollo and actress Zoe Stuckles reportedly approached Weinstein ' s table at Stuckles shouted in the direction of the filmmaker - who was sitting with two bodyguards - before both

People keep asking me what I want to say next, and I’ve had a fear of saying the wrong thing for a long time. I’m not surprised that anyone would boo me for calling out a man accused of rape, because that response is so terrifyingly familiar to me and most survivors. If my own peers haven’t stood by me when I’ve spoken out, why wouldn’t I hear boos from strangers in a New York bar?

I spent the entire night after that show thinking I had let down other survivors by not punching up harder. I kept feeling that I should’ve said more, that I should’ve been stronger. And I share these feelings with you not because I don’t know that I’m strong, but because I know that so many survivors feel this way all the time.

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I’ve felt weak for not being able to name my attackers when others could. I’ve hoped that the rapist from high school, the rapist from college and the rapist from my Brooklyn apartment never become powerful, because I’m not at all prepared to endure the consequences of speaking out against them in hopes of protecting others.

The first time I ever felt a bit of strength or healing after being raped was when a stranger on a sexual assault awareness blog typed to me, “I believe you and it’s not your fault.” If you’re reading this, and no one has ever said that to you, for whatever it’s worth, I believe you. It’s not your fault.

I’m tired. I’m tired of missing work because of a trauma episode. I’m tired of spending an entire week thinking about rapists instead of thinking about jokes. I’m tired of losing friends and family because of rapists. I’m tired of losing sleep because of rapists.

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Former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein arrives at State Supreme Court for a hearing related to his sexual assault case in July. © AP Former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein arrives at State Supreme Court for a hearing related to his sexual assault case in July. I wonder how many relationships, good grades, good schools, happy days, fun parties, job opportunities and even joyful moments onstage I’ve missed because of rapists.

I think about that a lot: lost time.

When we talk about the consequences of rape, we often don’t account for the time we survivors spend healing. The time we spend finding our voice after feeling silenced. I truly believe that I could’ve been a comedian by age 19 if I had not been raped when I was 17, and then again when I was 20, and again when I was 23.

I’ve felt robbed of a decade of my life, because I know that the amount of time I’ve spent thinking about three horrible nights of my life is probably the amount of time I could’ve been laughing with an audience. Now I’m 27 years old, and I finally feel that I have the strength to use my voice. I feel lucky that I’ve found it again this soon. I feel lucky to have found positive communities and support. Not all survivors are so lucky.

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Harvey Weinstein CBE (/ˈwaɪnstiːn/; born March 19, 1952) is an American former film producer. He and his brother Bob Weinstein co-founded the entertainment company Miramax

Comedians confront Weinstein in nightclub. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. 4. Holy cow, I ' m just seeing this video…. Zoe Stuckless (@revoltchild) confronted Harvey Weinstein at Stuckless, who identifies as nonbinary, wrote that Weinstein was sitting in a booth surrounded by young women.

In the last two years I’ve started feeling like myself again, finally trusting my own self-worth and confidence enough to work toward the life I’ve always wanted. But I mourn that lost time, and I’m still afraid. Right now it feels like I have the support of the entire world because I’ve spoken out against someone who most people agree is a villain. But I also feel like I could lose that support the moment I might speak out against someone who has their respect.

I’m proud that I spoke up about Harvey Weinstein that night. The overwhelming support I have received has made all of the difference, and it feels like I’ve somehow gotten a little bit of my lost time back.

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein departs from New York Supreme Court with his new legal team for a hearing in July. © Getty Movie producer Harvey Weinstein departs from New York Supreme Court with his new legal team for a hearing in July.

A lot of the work in calling out rape, rapists and rape culture unfortunately still falls on survivors. We are the ones screaming out while others fall silent, boo or demand we “shut up.” I want other people to speak up for us so that we don’t have to. I want it to become normal to name the elephant in the room. And I don’t ever want to become comfortable sharing space with a monster.

When I stood onstage last Wednesday, I remember thinking that I really just wanted to get back to my set. I didn’t want to lose even 10 more minutes of my life to a rapist. I just wanted to let all of the rapists know what I think of them, and then get back to telling jokes. So that’s exactly what I did.

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Weinstein , who has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 90 women and is currently out on bail amid his During the show’ s intermission, Stuckless confronted Weinstein saying, “ I ’ m going to stand 4 feet from a f*cking rapist and no And I couldn’t sit there and let him laugh. So I spoke up .”

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Laughter isn’t just medicine; it’s power. If I can laugh at the monster from my nightmares, if I can laugh at the most powerful predator in the entertainment world maybe my pain doesn’t control me as much as I thought it did.

Kelly Bachman is a stand-up comedian.

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