I believe Anita Hill. I believe Dr. Blasey Ford. I believe Deborah Ramirez. I believe the other women that will or will not come forward about Kavanaugh.——-In 2007, I reported a high school teacher for inappropriate sexual behavior towards my 15 year old friend. I refused to go to his class, believing he needed to be removed from my all-girls school. The school removed me from his class but allowed him to finish the school year. That was a very bitter lesson for me to learn and I have held a grudge in my heart about this and similar incidents I encountered during my team years. I was fortunate that my mother, a sexual abuse survivor herself, believed me and fought for me. Ultimately, my mom taught me about the injustice and deceitfulness that is rape culture, though I didn’t realize it until recently. Rape culture looks like protecting predators. It looks like questioning victims/survivors in a way that prevents them from coming forward. I’m disgusted. Survivors deserve better. Photo Cred @blkmktvintage. #stopkavanaugh#scotus#rapeculture#IBelieveAnitaHill#ProtectWomen#ProtectSurvivors
“Teenage years.” Ok, sure. But as a freshman in college he was an ADULT. Let’s stop being crafty with the language to make it sound less serious, Boston Globe. There’s PLENTY of that going on already, shifting the narrative to excusing his behavior before it’s been vetted. I thought you would do better than that @BostonGlobe. #metoo#kavanaugh#enough#rapeculture
Bust out that dandruff shampoo, ya’ll - I have been pretty open about the fact that I am a survivor of sexual assault, I’ve blogged most details, and I am as loud as I can be in my support of every woman (and man) who comes forward about their assaulter(s). This though, all of this, all the drama and the bullshit we get to publicly see yet another woman endure because of the courage she had... it’s why I’ve never had the courage. I can’t deny the fact that I absolutely hate myself some days, for preaching and for shouting encouragement for other brave women when I myself haven’t been brave enough. It feel hypocritical and I loathe myself. Which I know isn’t healthy, but it’s the truth. Everyone questions a woman like this, ‘why now?’ Even the fucking President of the United States said that if the accusations were true, then something should have been done at the time, not now. Society wonders, why when a man is about to come into a position of huge power (or about to win an Oscar, or about to get a promotion, etc) does a woman come forward with such accusations? Seems like a sneaky, political ploy, no? No. It’s because this man is about to come into a position of huge power that a woman finally felt compelled enough to come forward. She realized that her coming forward could potentially save other women (and their rights over their own bodies). She’s done this despite knowing how fucking brutal the fallout could be. She’s a fucking warrior, in a way I can’t be. Not yet, anyways. One of the men who assaulted me was actually nominated for an award, and published in a magazine because of it...he’d overcome his demons and grown a successful business and so he was being celebrated. That was almost enough motivation for me to tell people about the side of him that I knew. Almost. Almost, but not quite. Because even as an adult, one who’s overcome so much myself and been very successful in my own ways, I knew I wasn’t mentally or physically strong enough to endure what could come if I took that leap. (Cont’d in comments. I know, ugh, so annoying)
We do have to discuss white women weaponizing their whiteness to accuse black men and the violence that results from that. HOW-FUCKING-EVER! I do not want to hear dog shit about false accusations ruining the lives of white men that are already in power. Do you know what happens if #brettkavanaugh withdraws his nomination or isn’t confirmed? He goes back to being a judge for the court of appeals in DC. His life is not ruined. He will not go to jail. He will continue to be wealthy. He will continue to be parallel. Y’all can fuck all the way off to the moon with this talk of false accusations and why victim don’t come forward.
[ #WhyIDidntReport : The hashtag supporting Christine Blasey Ford - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45621124 ] .... [ President Trump inadvertently spawned a new and trending hashtag after questioning why Professor Christine Blasey Ford did not report her alleged sexual assault by his Supreme Court nominee when it happened 36 years ago. Under the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport , thousands of women began recounting why it took them many years to talk about their attacks. By Sunday, there had been 675,000 tweets. Many spoke of feeling ashamed or powerless, of reporting their attacker but not being believed, of years of trauma trying to process what had happened to them or trying to forget about it. .... [Alyssa] Milano later wrote in a first person piece in Vox: "For me, speaking up meant reliving one of the worst moments of my life. It meant recognising my attacker's existence when I wanted nothing more than to forget that he was allowed to walk on this earth at all. ] #trumpets#kavanaugh#ford#rapeculture#gaslighting#resistance
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆ #UHUM . Kommer aldrig tycka synd om män som klagar över sin "utsatthet" - OCKSÅ FAKTISKT!!! - i patriarkatet utan att göra uns på motstånd(FÖRVÅNANDE VERKLIGEN) mot systemet som är gjort av och för att gagna män. Utbilda er. OCH _JO_ DU FÅR "HA KÄNSLOR". DU FÅR TOM VARA SÅ LEDSEN SÅ DU FÅR UTRYMME ATT GÖRA CA VAD DU VILL MED DINA PSYKOKÄNSLOR SÅ GOTT SOM UTAN RÄTTSLIG FÖLJD 2018 MOT KVINNOR OCH BARN. TÄNK LITE TACK.
You do not get a pass for being young, male, or inebriated. If living in fear that your actions may one day come back to haunt you 35 years later is what it takes to prevent you sexually assaulting someone, so be it. 🤷🏽♀️🤷🏻♀️ #RageOn ✊🏽❤️✊🏻