The #metoo movement, which empowers women who have suffered s*xual harassment or assault to speak out, seems to be hitting Ghana next after rampaging through Hollywood and taking down some very powerful men.
Recently, several Ghanaian female celebrities have been speaking out about similar obstacles they have faced in trying to get jobs where men have tried to take advantage of them before giving out the job.
Latest to speak out is Joy News presenter Gloria Akpene Acquah, trade name MzGee. According to her, Oprah Winfrey’s much talked about Golden Globes speech inspired her and she has decided to also speak out about what she suffered.
MzGee narrated a story of her attempt to get a break into acting many years ago, but one powerful producer told her she would have to sleep with him before she would get any job.
She said she refused and because of that, she could never get a job as the man was everywhere and blocked her opportunities.
Listen to her narration in the video below…
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Oh how I wish I was this bold back then. How I wish social media was vibrant back then. I share this video, inspired by @oprah speech at the @goldenglobes2018_ and the #metoo campaign so that many young women will know sexual harassment is not the deal. Say NO to sex for jobs. Join the challenge. Walk away like I did. Shame them if you can. #dontsettle