Terry Crews Speaks Against Toxic Masculinity
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews, advocated for the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.
Terry Crews is an outspoken feminist and supporter of the Me Too movement – testified in favour of the bill, citing his own experience, speaking against the culture of toxic masculinity. He has publicly accused a high level Hollywood agent of groping him at a party in 2016, who has since denied the allegations.
Terry Crews: "There's this toxic masculine viewpoint of sleeping with as many women as you can, or people as you can, when the goal should be loving and caring for as many people as you can."— Krystie Lee Yandoli (@KrystieLYandoli) June 26, 2018
Senator Dianne Feinstein asked why Terry Crews did not fight back. His response allowed people to feel the full weight of how powerless victims feel.
I asked @TerryCrews why he didn’t use his considerable strength to fight back when he was sexually assaulted. His answer is a powerful reminder of how victims are too often forced into silence to avoid damaging their careers or reputations. We need to hear the truth. pic.twitter.com/8xSxnhXj91— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) June 26, 2018
Terry Crews spoke out regarding the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights, which focuses on collecting and preserving rape kits.
The bill was signed into law at a federal level in 2016, but was meant to serve as a model for states to follow.
If you or someone you know needs help, call Lifeline Crisis Support 13 11 14 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline 1800 RESPECT