In an article in the Huffington Post this week, Phyllis Chesler reminds us of the story of Recy Taylor, the survivor of a brutal white-on-black gang rape in 1944. The incident caused a “nationwide crusade against the rape of black women in the Jim Crow South”.
Taylor died last week at the age of 97. But in all this time, how much has really changed – for black women and for all women?
Chesler asks: “Will the #MeToo movement remain only virtual? Will it affect only a small number of high profile women, or will this incredible outcry grow legislative and enforcement legs?
“It’s too soon to tell. One thing is certain: Billions of women, both dead and alive, are speaking through us. Our voices cannot be stopped.”
See also My Questions About the “MeToo” Movement, by Phyllis Chesler.