Women, as they are vulnerable beings, want to be proteged by laws. A group of former models in France asked lawmakers to change the actual sex abuse laws.The women say “rape should not have an expiration date.” Some of them – including Ebba Karlsson, Anne-Claire LeJeune and Lisa Brinkworth – traveled to Paris to give testimony at the French senate. „Many people will not talk about it and will not disclose it, really because they are not psychologically capable of doing so. And that’s a really important point that has not been taken into account when the laws were written,” it was said.The director of advocacy group The Model Alliance, Sara Ziff, told the meeting that “unfortunately the fashion industry from 30 years ago is the same industry today”. Laurie Marsden, a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, she says it is important to highlight the trauma victims go through before they’re ready to talk to anyone. At the same time, a similar debate is ongoing in the U.S.
Elite gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman testyfied before Congress about what they say were failures in FBI’s handling of the sexual abuse case against Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics team doctor. “We have been failed, and we deserve answers,” Biles, the first gymnast to speak, said while fighting back tears during parts of her testimony. She and the others women painted a portrait of a system that’s failed them. Don’t forget the women in Afghanistan ! Will their voice be heard? Will there be significant changes in the way women are treated in our society ? They need this !