Written By: Mariamne Chavey Everett
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Despite #metoo and #timesup, society is slow to change. I believe it is better to be prepared by learning self-defence than risk assuming that every individual can fast unlearn habits that have been ingrained in society for years. Many thoughts cross my mind as I go through a typical Krav Maga class. It may have just begun as a self-defence course I signed up to defend against assault, but along the way, it has reinforced important life lessons for me.
As I enter the gym, I make my way across the basketball court where the men’s team doing warm-ups and enter the room we use for our Thursday night class. I take in the walls decorated with inspirational figures, (Muhammad Ali is, of course, present),
Tarana Burke, like so many women, is a survivor of sexual harassment. In 1997, after hearing a story of a 13-year-old who's mother's boyfriend used to harass her. Tarana Burke started #metoomovement which caught attention worldwide in October 2017. Nowadays, we are experiencing a large number of women coming out with allegations against mostly famous men in countries like the U.S., India, France, China, Japan, and Italy. Read our comic to know more about how it all started.