I could never accept credit for a movement started even before I began speaking in 70s/80s/90s/ re courts, law-enforcement training, organizing, doing media, publishing, support networks, changing laws, working to expose sexual assault of both females & males as kids. #PreMeToo
Before social media, #survivors used media, snail-mail, speaking at events to spread word, reach others - increase reporting, form support groups (30 in DC area alone), combat 90s #FalseMemories backlash w/o benefit of ##. #SilenceBreakers paid high cost, still paying -Cont.
Many lost families for telling of abuse, churches, jobs. Were #DARVO-ed by perps - even Catholic Church, accused of making false allegations, suffered poor treatment for #PTSD, homelessness, addiction, suicides, no longer able to straddle huge crack in system. Foster care...Cont.
2-Not everybody knows about those connections. & it doesn't mean everybody is complicit.
Guys, we need a little more solid evidence other than somebody just posting a picture of themselves on a night out with friends.
I am 100% behind #pizzagate. but at times, it gets ridiculous
3-That being said, who the fuck thought it was a good idea to have pageants for kids that can't barely say their names? How the fuck is not this child abuse? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toddlers_…
When I see stuff like this, this is actually what I see 👇Sexualized kids to please #pedophiles
No evidence: the drug wore off, he used a condom, she woke up confused and drove home after the humiliating conversation. They were friendly the day before and she accepted his offer to stay over instead of taking the road so late. No witnesses. The perfect #crime. #FicFri
Overdose survived. She flirted with him until he invited her over again. She denied him nothing in bed, she was #obsequious. “I’ve got a surprise”, she said, and massaged his feet as he sipped the wine she gave him. He died of sepsis a week later. #vss365#AmWriting
“He committed #treason against the sacred dojo. He disgraced the sport”, they said. “Perhaps. I am still going to the cremation ceremony. We must protect our art and not speak ill of a dead coach”, she said. “If he has a #soul, it will burn in hell”, they said. #FP#FridayKiss
He spit on my face while he raped me.
He tried to touch and console me.
He told me afterward "forgiveness is important."
I placated him and was very sweet to him to get him to leave without things escalating to violence. That's what survival instincts do. #rape #assault
Some men find it very hard to believe that these things are so common, because they would never DO those things. If I were a man and I hadn’t experienced harassment and inappropriate behavior multiple times, I would probably find it difficult to believe. 2 #MeToo#BelieveHer
I decided to share about what I’ve experienced, so that good men who respect women can start to understand that these things happen to women know they know, work with, are related to, and love, every day. Their friends, neighbors, coworkers, relatives. 3 #sexualharassment