Meetooinceste : What it reveals ?
For several hours, Internet users have been tweeting on the hashtag #meetooinceste. They denounce the abuses of which they have been victims.
Camille Kouchner’s book « La familia grande », published on 7 January, provoked a lot of emotion. She tells the story of the incest her twin brother suffered at the hands of their stepfather, Olivier Duhamel. Famous political scientist and professor at Science Po Paris, he has resigned from all his jobs.
This Saturday, January 16, hundreds of Internet users are speaking on social networks with the #MeTooIncest. Based on the model of the « Me Too » movement, born in 2017 following the revelations about the American producer Harvey Weinstein, where millions of women around the world told of the sexist and sexual violence of which they had been victims, these French Internet users tell of the abuse they suffered as children, in the family sphere.
« I was 6, 7, 8 and 9 years old. He was 12 years older than me. He was my cousin. Today he has 2 children. I tried to talk to him about it last year but it was impossible. The matter is still unresolved and still haunts me. I am 31 years old » testifies the pseudonym Oxymorelitote. « My father used to tell me that it was normal to know how his daughter’s body was evolving » adds Carine Petit. « He was my grandfather, I was 11, 12, 13 years old and had no idea of the value of the word ‘consent », one can still read on Twitter.
J’avais 6 ans, 7, 8 et 9 ans. Il avait 12 ans de plus que moi. C’était mon cousin. Aujourd’hui, il a 2 enfants, j’ai essayé d’en parler avec lui l’année dernière mais impossible. L’affaire est toujours pas réglée et me hante encore. J’ai 31 ans #metooinceste
— OxymoreLitote (@OLitote) January 16, 2021
Mon père me disait que c’était normal de savoir comment le corps de sa fille évoluait #MeTooInceste
— Carine Petit💫 (@kreen78) January 16, 2021
C’était mon grand-père, j’avais 11, 12, 13 ans et aucune idée de la valeur du mot « consentement ». #MeTooInceste
— Zoé (@Z_Myles) January 16, 2021
More than 15,000 tweets were recorded on Twitter in just a few hours. Many internet users underline the courage of these women and men to speak out on such a taboo subject. The collective « Nous toutes » takes this opportunity to remind us that a child never consents to a sexual act with an adult.
A vous tou.tes qui témoignez d’inceste ou de violences sexuelles lorsque vous étiez enfant, énorme soutien de #NousToutes. Vous n’y êtes pour rien, nous vous croyons, vous pouvez compter sur nous 💜. #MetooInceste pic.twitter.com/hASjIWzjSg
— #NousToutes (@NousToutesOrg) January 16, 2021
A « taboo » that would concern between 5 and 10% of the French. 165,000 children are raped every year in France, 3 children per class are said to be victims of incest. A reality that it is time to face up to. It is time to listen to the victims. Judicial institutions must stop protecting these men and women from shame.