About eight years ago or perhaps more, I remember laughing over a male acquaintance talking about this specific dilemma attached to seeking career in fashion industry. Quite honestly, i didn't believe it, or i didn't want to. Young men unaware of the predators sitting at positions of authority in their specific fields of media are having their dreams and self esteem fed off, at their hands.
We've heard of casting couch stories, objectification and sexualization of women in our local Industries while they are looking for a window of opportunity as there isn't a regulated streamline organisations for aspiring fashion stars, or if there are any, lack of professionalism among those required to identify young talent is evident. It is time we discuss men, who are, I believe, stuck in a greater struggle of guarding their masculinity at the the expense of their harrassment struggle, muffling their stories, in order to live up to the expected gender role.
After a decade of what I laughed over has now penetrated deeper, and believe it or not such predators have compromised their conscience and morality and have given in to their carnal desires, they are dangerous for society at large, for our children, they have a tendency to molest children for fulfilling their satanic desires.
Thus harassment does not have a gender. As many people supported @meeshashafi
(even while having faced reservations & oppositions), it is time for them to support Mujahid Rasool @raimujahid
, who deserves their utmost support as he is the first whistleblower. He has started a debate over the matter that has long been delayed from getting highlighted in the global & local #meetoo
campaign. Mujahid has been harassed in his struggle to become a fashion model and seeks to raise voice for his counterparts, several of whom have compromised to the demands of such predators in the industry and there are those who still have to be informed and warned.
Kindly follow Mujahid Rasool @raimujahid1
on Instagram and Facebook and support his cause.