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The president of the USA has been accused by at least 20 women of sexual assault.
A candidate for congress had been accused by at least 6 women of sexually molesting them when they were teenagers.
And now a man accused of attempted rape is up for a seat in the Supreme Court.
And remember that one judge on the Supreme Court was confirmed despite being accused of sexual harassment.
When sexual harassment and assault are at the highest levels, it gives a green light that women’s bodies are fair game.
#Patriarchy #USA
When 60 million Americans still vote for you despite your boast that when you’re famous women “let you grab them by the pussy,” is it too surprising that an attempted rapist is still being considered as a judge for life on the nation’s highest court? #Patriarchy #USA #SCOTUS
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I lost over 100 followers this week standing up for WOC being attacked by white women.
I'm sorry to have lost them because it means those folks missed the point.
White people have an obligation to POC in America because of the damage #racism inflicts even if we aren't #racist.
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The hardest words in any language are "I'm sorry."
Acknowledging our flaws goes against ego.
But it's essential.
I know I am a strong person with strong Socialist politics.
I know I can be intense.
But I am a fiundamentally kind person who doesn't want to hurt people.
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At times I know I <have> hurt people--we all have.
And that is my point: If people tell you you have hurt them, listen.
I don't mean casual snark, but hurt.
Listen.
Say you are sorry.
Repentance is under-utilized and under-valued, and that's not just my Catholicism talking.
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Omg, only just saw this abhorrent statement from @pridecymru. Not only do they erase black butch lesbian Stormé DeLarverie, they refer to lesbians who demand their sexual boundaries are recognised as 'hate filled bigoted women' & terfs, & talk of the 'horror' of their message.
@PrideCymru Jfc there's this too pridecymru.co.uk/proud-to-be-me… "Proud to be me" - unless you're female centred, then you should stfu & be locked in a basement. There's a lot of #misogyny & #antilesbianbigotry coming out of #Pride but I've never seen it so explicitly stated #pridecymru
It's worth noting that both these articles were written by the chair of Pride Cymru who, I would suggest, is putting her personal feelings/political views at the forefront of what should be an inclusive & non discriminatory organisation. She should stand down.
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Ranked in order if MIST PROGRESSIVE SENATORS 1. @SenKamalaHarris

6. @SenTinaSmith

(Frankens powerhouse replacement)

10. @SenGillibrand

And that’s who we hurt when we keep on tolerating abuse of these three power voices.

1,6 and 10.
“My takeaway that day was that he had done this thousands of times.

He knew exactly where to put his hand.

He knew exactly when to drop and squeeze.

He was showing me he had control and power.

He was showing me I meant nothing.” -me

-And that’s why I believe 8 women.
Progressives who keep blaming @SenGillibrand for the ACTIONS of A MAN because he was SO Progressive we can’t live without him are Killing the reps of real active elected progressive women.

Why?
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Hi everyone! This is @sohni_c for @Smashboard_. One of the things I want to discuss today is how #sexualharassment and #sexualassault cases are reported in the media. The first issue is the tedious sensationalisation of these cases 1/n
Resulting in the focus remaining on the victim rather than the perpetrator. Hence, adding to stigma, shaming and victim-blaming of the women who face harassment and assault. Also, these attitudes result in reinforcing the #rapeculture where the victim is held at scrutiny. 2/n
Moreover, insensitive and sensational reportage serves to titillate and tease the erotic imagination of abuse, rape and violence. The focus shifts from the violation of the victim to the patriarchal fixation on women's bodies and their sexual freedom. 3/n
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We need to start talking about #RapeCulture as Kenyan men but I don't even know where to start. When you're worried about your sister staying out at a party late or going to a guy's place alone, you've already shown you understand it without saying it.

#MasculinityKE
Back in uni, more girls than I can imagine were raped. Some didn't call it rape but it was rape. The local drinking joint, "fracas" was where people would go get girls drunk and then take them back to their place when they were too drunk to walk
Rape was such a huge problem that if Watchmen caught you walking with a girl who looked too drunk at night, they would automatically assume you were going to rape her and they would take you to their "cell" or beat you up on the road.
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We might want to consider the reality that until MEN wanted to take #HarveyWeinstein down, nothing was done about his serial sexual assault.
We might also consider men have NOT wanted to take down #BillCosby,RomanPolanski(that 13yr old was raped at Jack Nicholson's) or WoodyAllen.
#CourtneyLove spoke out about #HarveyWeinsten in 2005 but was dismissed as a crazy lady b/c of her drug issues. Abuse victims self-medicate.
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