Season 3, Episode 325: #MeToo – A Conversation from the Male Perspective

In today’s MeToo episode, Michael is joined by executive handler and future podcast host, Tomas Booher, and “The Camera Guy for the Camera Shy”, Steve Cozart, as they dig into the issue of sexual harassment and explore what conscious men can do in support of women everywhere.

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While answers may be elusive, and even more questions are posed, it is in the open and expanding conversation that we may find a solution. We hope that you’ll join the MeToo discussion by commenting below, leaving us a voice recording at www.MichaelNeeley.com, or going to our Consciously Speaking Facebook page and voicing your thoughts there.

We also invite men everywhere to join the #TellMe support network. Take a stand for women worldwide and help put an end to sexual harassment and assault.

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2 thoughts on “Season 3, Episode 325: #MeToo – A Conversation from the Male Perspective

  1. Well done! Nice to hear there are guys who are willing to kick ass for girls!! Years ago, abusers were still invited to the Thanksgiving dinner table. I believe education and empowerment will be how this issue will shift. As well, accountability.

    The thought most provoked for me from your podcast is, I am interested to know how guys feel when they learn their girlfriend has been molested, assaulted or raped (years earlier). I am sure there is a different experience depending on the age of the couple having this conversation. There is typically a life-long impact on women who have been abused, and it is generally played out over the years in her relationships with men.

    Now that this the #MeToo movement is in motion, it will be important for people to seek energy/bodywork or counseling to heal wounds which may again be resurfacing. And, for all Harry Weinstein is looked down upon, he is not the only one ~ clearly. However, the gift in his exposure will be the conversation brought to light, a new awareness of less tolerance, and overall healing.

    Consider me a “#TellMe” advocate. I am more than willing to listen to any person who needs to express their hurt. I will sit and listen. I will make suggestions of ways in which to heal based upon my own experience. I will share my story. I will kick the ass of any man who is hurting a child, young girl or woman.

    For the women who have suffered abuse: forgiveness is your key to freedom.

    Sincerely,
    Diane Lane
    #MeTooSurvivor

  2. Thank you Michael, Tomas and Steve for your willingness to explore this challenging topic. Something that was mentioned several times is just not sitting well with me- the solution proposed that men who assault or sexually harass women should have their “asses kicked” (and yes, I do realize that it perhaps wasn’t literal as Michael later clarified). I certainly don’t see how more acts of violence will prevent men from behaving inappropriately with women. I also felt like the solution was perpetuating the idea of the woman as a victim and a man coming to her rescue by fighting for her. That just generates more separation in my mind and doesn’t really address the issues.
    Your perception that harassment is primarily about violent assaults is incorrect from my experience. What’s more pervasive are the subtle acts (leering, cat-calling, sexual inuendos, patronizing remarks about “you women”, menacing looks, even speeding up as I walk by to make me feel threatened). Women deal with this all the time. If you ask a man how often during the day he changes his behavior to avoid assault or feeling threatened, I think that it would be significantly less than women. I constantly feel the need to be vigilant- looking around, checking for someone in the back seat of a car before I enter, thinking about whether or not I’m showing too much skin that “sends the wrong message” about me, being concerned when male repairmen come to my house when I’m alone, not drinking too much or getting too silly or loud in public, and sometimes even avoiding eye contact or a smile with someone. It gets really tiring.
    I commend you for wanting to understand more and hope that these comments help to shed more light. Many times women don’t know their assailant and never report it because there is shame around it. The cultural norm after an incident is often to assume that the woman was asking for it in some way by how she dressed or behaved. Let’s shift that norm by talking about this topic not only after an assault has happened but instead daring to bring it up simply to create more understanding and to take a stand for women to behave as they like without the fear of something bad happening all of the time. As a woman, I want to be heard, seen and understood for who I am as a person, not by how I look or how my actions are perceived by men to be tempting them somehow. #metoo