If I were just your average 23-year-old girl, and I called the police to say that there were strange men sleeping on my lawn and following me to Starbucks, they would leap into action. But because I am a famous person, well, sorry, ma’am, there’s nothing we can do. It makes no sense.
Meet Eitaro. The 26-year-old comes from a family of geisha: his mother and grandmother both practiced the centuries-old Japanese tradition, in which women trained in the gei, or classical Japanese arts, host parties of men. Eitaro took over for his mother after she died of cancer, and is now apparently one of Japan’s most sought after geisha, both for performances and television appearances. Eitaro’s mother’s vision was to restore geishas to prominence, after their numbers dwindled from 80,000 to approximately 1,000 in a difficult and changing entertainment industry.
[Images of several women, plus what they had to say. “knowyourIX.org” is on every poster.
I started a survivor support group because in order to create change on campus, we have to take care of each other.
- Sarah, Emerson College
I protested because my school refused to invesitgate reports of harassment, which it’s required to do by law.
- Jasmine, Arizona State University
I published an open letter to my university because it ignores reports of sexual and gendered violence, and that is against federal law.
- Carolynn, UConn
I filed a Title IX complaint because my school didn’t provide the academic accommodations I needed after my abuse.
- Wagatwe, Tufts
I protested and filed a federal clery act complaint because it is illegal for my college to consistently cover up rape, harasssment and hate crimes.
- Nastassja, Dartmouth]
You have laws which protect you. did you know that? Spread this so every woman on Tumblr knows. No more silence, no more shame.
For more info: http://knowyourix.org
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