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"Jacob Walter Anderson faced up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Judge Ralph Strother accepted a plea of “no contest” from Anderson to avoid serving any jail time. He also won’t have to register as a sex offender. He's only getting deferred probation and a $400 fine."
A Texas judge accepted a plea deal allowing a former Baylor student accused of raping a woman at a frat party to avoid serving jail time, *marking at least the 3rd time Judge Ralph Strother has approved lenient punishment for men accused of sexual assault* apnews.com/b26c5c939e3e44…
"He stole my body, virginity and power over my body and you let him keep it all for eternity."

Victim confronts judge and prosecution in court as the Baylor University frat president who raped her gets no jail time in plea deal nbcnews.to/2RRpijs
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While our article clearly addressed the ways in which Lena Dunham is supported by a long legacy of white supremacy x white feminism, we wanted to deconstruct the ways in which her apology was abuse and not actually an apology.
CW/TW: mentions of sexual assault in this thread

To recap: Lena Dunham lied about having information which would disprove Aurora Perrineau's allegations of sexual assault against Murray Miller. Perrineau was r/ped by Miller while she was a part of Dunham's show, Girls.
Dunham and Jenni Konner issued a statement in support of Miller stating that they believed that Perrineau's allegations were part of the 3% of false r/pe claims. They had no reason to issue a statement like that beyond gaslighting a biracial Black woman who was assaulted at 17.
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1/ So we at the @startelegram did a thing. We dug into independent fundamental Baptist churches and found hundreds of abuse cases (this is the beginning of a thread, sorry not sorry) #churchtoo #MeToo star-telegram.com/living/religio…
2/ Not only are abusers protected, but they are quite literally shuffled across the country by other pastors thanks to a network of colleges and churches in the movement star-telegram.com/living/religio…
3/ I spoke to over 200 people for this story. I owe them a tremendous debt. Some used their names. Some, still terrified of the church they attended, asked to remain anonymous. But all of them spoke because they wanted this to stop star-telegram.com/living/religio…
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1) I'm gathering my thoughts for a year-end reflection of 2018. It was an exceptional year! I think there have been more kid/YA books by Native writers published this year than any other. I'll be updating the list. Here it is: …ansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2018/12/aicls-… Share it, please!
2) #MeToo conversations in kid/YA lit led the American Indian Library Association to rescind Sherman Alexie's youth literature award. The Native American Literary Symposium issued a statement in its 2018 program: …ansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2018/03/native…
3) Diné (Navajo) writers issued an Open Letter about appropriation and misrepresentation of their ways, focusing on Rebecca Roanhorse and naming Tony Hillerman and Scott O'Dell, too. Links are at bottom of this post: …ansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2018/08/concer…
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medium.com/s/jessica-vale… Kudos to @JessicaValenti for calling out the “woke” men who want credit for being feminists, but also want someone else to do the housework.
A lot of women are afraid to confront men about this, because, to be blunt, we're afraid of running them off. We're led to believe men are doing us a huge favor by opposing sexual abuse and supporting equal pay, so not to push our luck by demanding equality at home.
It's the same thing with the "#MeToo is going too far" hand-wringing. The implication is men graciously allowed that rape is bad, so we can't keep pushing them to agree that harassment is bad, too.
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Real quick. So some super pervert paid out $400k to settle a sexual harassment claim and that transaction took place under our Attorney General @AGBecerra and then @KamalaHarris hired him and that’s cool with #metoo?
This State is so corrupt. @latimes
This guy made women crawl on the floor and @KamalaHarris brought him to Washington.
sacbee.com/news/politics-…
Bull s**t you didn’t know Kamala you were the ATTORNEY GENERAL.
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A thread on what it’s like to be a female academic conducting critical research into the sex industry - or a journey through my last month at work. #MVAW #VAW #EndVAWG #EndDemand #highered #academia
Invited to speak at a UN consultation relating to gender, business and human rights. Despite discussions of the Modern Slavery Act and trafficking, no-one really wanted to talk about trafficking for sexual exploitation. #humantrafficking #modernslavery
But we do, as a wonderful colleague has worked hard to have panel specifically on aspects of this. At the last minute, the line-up is changed to include someone speaking on behalf of a sex industry lobby group.
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“Wait, why are these meetings at the same time?”

#RICHMOND vs #RVA
Traditionally NAACP Richmond Chapter has held their meetings on the second Tuesday of the month. RCDC has always been on the 1st Thurs. Well it was announced that NAACP will now have town-halls on the first Thursdays. this surely appears intentional to block attendance at RCDC.
What changed? Well this is the first year that JJ Minor has not been in leadership of both organizations. In fact, there was forced reorganization of RCDC after it the election held was thrown out due to complaints associated with JJ Minor, the then chair.
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4 Tips for non-survivor cis men who want to speak out publicly about #metoo and sexual abuse--how to do so responsibly, appropriately, & not centering yourself.

Please read and consider amplifying. by me, @hanneblank and @GuilaBen.

Thread. Link to article at the end. 1/x
1) Understand your audience.

If you speak out about sexual abuse, know that there will certainly be survivors of sexual violence in the room. The probability that you can speak about sexual violence without engaging the trauma history of someone listening is just about zero.
How would a victim hear your words? In what ways would it comfort them? Hurt them? It might be wise to run a draft of your comments by a survivor of sexual violence and/or someone with another kind of #MeToo history.
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Prominent #MeToo figure Kamala Harris has difficult questions to answer after he senior advisor Larry Wallace resigned yesterday in disgrace when a $400,000 sexual harassment settlement came to the attention of the Sacramento Bee.

#BelieveAllWomen #BelieveWomen #Kamala2020
Larry Wallace served as the top Harris staffer as director of the Division of Law Enforcement at the CA DoJ while Harris was AG in 2016.

Harris hired Wallace personally as her senior advisor in her Sacramento Senate office afterwards.

#MeToo #BelieveWomen #BelieveAllWomen
Victim Danielle Hartley explained how after Larry Wallace hired her in 2011 as his assistant, he would force her to replace the ink and paper in a printer he kept on the floor under his desk.

This would force Hartley to bend over in front of Wallace in a skirt.
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Look out it's the #FunPolice coming to ruin Christmas songs & Children shows near you!
#1
In the #MeToo era, any remote suggestion of men “taking advantage” of innocent women must be wiped away from history.
#2
“Baby, its Cold Outside,” a classic Christmas song of over 50 years must be banned! It doesn’t matter that 94% of the radio stations listeners said no to the ban, the radio station caved to the 6% that voted the song as inappropriate.
#3
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In the last few decades, the tension between men and women has risen exponentially.

It's become fashionable for women to hate,fear, distrust men as predators. Men also distrust women as manipulative, opportunistic,vindictive snakes.

What does this mean for our future? [thread]
I think the chasm between the two GENDERS will grow wider. Movements like #MeToo (I am not discrediting it) and its future equivalent will end up fuelling the current tension

Men are learning (and being taught) to be too careful around women.Sexual assault/harassment allegations
Take for instance the rituals around sex. Traditionally, when a woman says NO to a lover, it mostly doesn't exactly mean NO.

It was a ritual, a game, a gimmick to get the man to show more desire: A hide and seek game where everyone knows the rules by heart.

But not anymore.
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If you weren’t aware, I didn’t enjoy putting together the #BidenGropeTapes thread. In fact, I’ve talked multiple times about how hard it was on me emotionally to review all of that footage. Especially as someone who was preyed upon by an older man as a teen.
Yes, I’m a conservative. Yes, I do tend to share negative information about Democrats more than I do Republicans. No, I did not create the #BidenGropeTapes as a political slight. I don’t want Biden to be president because I think he’s a predator, not just because he’s a Democrat.
A lot of my GOP peers want Biden to become the Dem presidential nominee in 2020 because they think his predatory behavior, racism, warmongering, and mistreatment of Anita Hill make him easy to beat. And I’m over here just wanting Dems to be consistent on calling out #MeToo perps.
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I think we have this idea that we need to be "morally prepared" for new technologies, but in fact we never are. Instead, we invent new stuff, and then our morality and society figures out ways to cope with - and hopefully leverage - the new stuff.
Were we morally prepared for nuclear technology? No. Instead, we invented it, then we applied our old morality to it - "Drop it on people's heads! Kill!!". THEN, after we realized that was bad, we developed a new morality (though not everyone follows it).
Were we morally prepared for Twitter? No. It's filled with constant insults, anonymous death threats, etc.

But encouragingly, through #MeToo etc., we're using it to help society become more moral in ways that were previously very difficult or impossible.
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Over a year ago I tweeted about the unchecked and sanctioned sexual harassment in the media and broadcasting industry of Malaysia.

Retweeting some of them in a thread now.

Because one year later, an email alleges it is happening even in what some think as a “woke” place.
There is an absolute MCP of a board member in a media company that I know who said
in meetings that all female personalities must be interviewed personally by him before hired.

He also jokes that to get bigger numbers at events they should wear bikinis.
Same MCP Board member in another meeting said to a female HOD (with management present) that since all seats were occupied, she had to choose between sitting on HIS lap or the CEO’s lap (also male).

He said it in a room of about 20 people, so yes, as you can imagine, he’s trash.
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If you are a corporate executive who is concerned about a gender relations in your corporate culture or a weaponized #MeToo putting your company at risk I am gladly offering my expert opinion, consultation and oversight to you for a commission.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
I will be your eyes and ears for corporate gender relations and intersexual dynamics in your company and am prepared to testify as a witness in any legal proceedings. This can be a contractual position or long term, and can be as public or private as you deem fit for the company
My compensation will be commensurate with the revenue at risk for your company, but more than fair in contrast with what your corporation would stand to lose in social and financial capital in even the most marginal of sexual misconduct cases today.
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On Neil deGrasse Tyson rape/sexual harassment accusations:

There are three women. The accusations are varied. He confirms the account of the women accusing him of harassment. More importantly, he gaslights and questions the intelligence of the last accusers...
A) Don't fucking touch a woman's body to look for fucking anything. NEVER! EVER! Keep your hands to yourself, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Even if she has the tattoo of Pluto on her back as a planet. You can't explain that away by saying you got excited like a child.
B) Don't tell an engaged woman you won't hug her cuz you might " want more". Don't invite her then to your house alone for cheese and wine. And if you do both those things, don't find an excuse to touch her in any way - not even if it's a "special handshake". ESPECIALLY THAT!
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Business is booming for publicists and lawyers working to defend celebrities accused of misconduct in the #MeToo era.

“I call it the ‘Not Me’ movement,” Criminal defense attorney Lou Shapiro said, “because my clients are saying, ‘It’s not me.’” buzzfeednews.com/article/michae…
BuzzFeed News reporter @blackmon spoke to 6 people within the crisis management industry about how their jobs have changed in the last year and to learn about what it's like on the other side of the reporting process. buzzfeednews.com/article/michae…
The first perception those interviewed wanted to clear up was that they were willing to provide spin for anyone as long as the price was right.

Attorneys and PR professionals work together to research and fact-check a potential client’s story.
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The Comedy Cellar is hosting a #metoo benefit tomorrow night. Yes, that Comedy Cellar.
In a promo email, the Comedy Cellar—which has welcomed Louis CK to its stage on multiple occasions in recent weeks—describes tomorrow's event as "a night of comedy to benefit victims of sexual harassment misconduct."
All of the announced performers at tomorrow night's fundraiser are women. The overwhelming majority of Comedy Cellar sets are either all male or nearly so.
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"we just want to be treated equally"

This is the shit you abandoned lesbians to @stonewalluk.

I have an inbox full of younger lesbians TOO SCARED to speak out who stumbled across my pinned tweet & messaged me because they didn't know what to do. 1/
I didn't message older lesbians when I was their age. They were - well, old. And I was too busy either self loathing, or then being a scene queen finally getting thrown out of bars for too much drink, being too wild, or chasing my pals who did the same. 2/
I was too busy with my mates, too busy with women, too busy travelling, too busy being daft - which is what being in your twenties is about. Being daft, in amongst all the serious boring shit. It's about being able to embrace/find out who you are. 3/
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Name an awful old white man who you think the media would not sanctify upon their death, and I'll show you how they would.
"RIP former president Donald Trump. He really shook things up and inspired so many progressives to get involved in politics. When America elected its first Black woman president, many credited that achievement directly to Trump's presidency."
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This thread is for all the hetro men out there confused by #Metoo
Let me start by saying I'm not here to attack you
Many men simply have no frame of reference to understand why some of the things they might do are problematic
In general men, even small men, are stronger than us
So to help you understand what I'm talking about. I've prepared some examples. Imagine yourself in each situation. Then the next time you interact with a woman think of how you would perceive your own behaviour if a man that intimidated you was behaving that way towards you.
Ex 1: You are dancing at a club. A large man comes up from behind & grabs you. He grinds his pelvis into your bottom & kisses your neck. You push him away, telling him you aren't interested but he persists. Groping you roughly, while his buddies laugh on the side lines.
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Something that keeps moving around in my brain is a thing @KateClancy said at NASEM a few weeks ago: we are all people who have been harmful. If we use that as our discursive starting point, does it shift our sense of how to respond to problematic behavior?
This is connected to my thread about the politics of disposability
I am NOT writing this because I want to call for leniency for NDT but rather I am thinking about the proclivity now to label anyone who has ever been imperfect as problematic, as if their behaviors are as awful as what NDT is accused of (and I believe the accusations)
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So just to make it clear, taking action to warn other women to keep safe is “encouraging people to victimize themselves.”

What are women allowed to do?
I mean, this is the scenario. It is, in fact, harassment, and the reasons for the harassment are things that are easily capable of repetition.
The stance that women cannot warn others about this man is mind-boggling. The only way this makes intellectual sense is if harassment is assumed to be substantially less harmful than accusations of harassment.
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