Illustration of a rape victim.
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"He was the cool uncle of the family", "he was my grandfather" or even "my big brother" ... In the wake of the Olivier Duhamel affair, many Internet users spoke this Saturday on social networks to tell, using the hashtag #MeTooInceste, acts of sexual violence committed by members of their family.
On the model of the #MeToo movement which in 2017 triggered a wave of women's freedom to speak out against sexual assault and harassment, this new hashtag comes "in the wake of the publication of Camille Kouchner's book,
La familia grande.
She reveals in this book that her twin brother was the victim of incest by her stepfather, the political scientist Olivier Duhamel, when he was 14 years old.
“I was playing Legos.
He came behind my back ”
Nearly 6,000 tweets were posted with the keyword #MeTooInceste, which was one of the most used keywords this Saturday on Twitter.
Throughout the messages interspersed with supportive reactions and calls to "shake the walls", many testimonies have followed.
" I was 5.
In one evening, this brother of my mother overwhelmed my candor (…) In a second I was 100 years old ”, reported an Internet user.
“I was playing Legos.
He came behind my back.
Growing up is over.
I had ceased to live, ”testified another young woman.
"You came to see me at night and you told me 'that's how a daddy loves his daughter.'
And you raped me, you treated me like a vulgar sexual object "or" The first time, I was 3 years old, my cousin was 14 years old.
Lifelong trauma and years of amnesia, ”could one still read among all the messages posted.
You came to see me at night and you told me "that's how a daddy loves his daughter".
And you raped me, you treated me like a vulgar sex object.
You incested me, I was 3 years old when you started. # Metooinceste
- Thecua Gwendoline (@ThecuaG) January 16, 2021
"We would be able to detect this violence very quickly and put an end to it"
According to the feminist movement #NousToutes, "these testimonies confirm what has been said and repeated for many years" by child protection professionals: "the people who commit the crime of incest come from all walks of life", adults react "little or badly" and the signals sent by the victims "are not heard", explains the group in a press release.
To all of you who testify to incest or sexual violence when you were a child, huge support from #NousToutes.
You have nothing to do with it, we believe you, you can count on us 💜.
- #NousToutes (@NousToutesOrg) January 16, 2021
The movement believes that "we would be able to detect this violence very quickly and put an end to it", arguing in particular for "massive prevention campaigns" and for better training of professionals who work in contact with children.
Incest remains a deeply taboo subject in society and still minimized, while it is massive in France with nearly one in ten people potentially affected.
By the Web