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#Epstein #Maxwell #Wexner #metoo #enoughisenough #silencebreakers

I think it's important 2 let people know that approaching survivors 2 hear their stories re-victimizes them/us. We can brace ourselves 2 tell our stories in order 2 help others-but not everyone deserves 2 be told
It is also important when approaching ANYONE to talk, to share, to unload to ask if that person has the "bandwidth" and/or the "time" before engaging them with an emotionally charged conversation. Not everyone is ready to have these at the drop of a hat.
It's wonderful to be supportive of each other - but being supportive means respecting each other's space.

Knowing where the boundaries are. And if you're unsure - asking is always better than assuming.
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#Epstein #Maxwell #Wexner #Weinstein #metoo #Enough #TimesUp #SilenceBreakers

This summary by the Miami Herald of the Jeffrey Epstein case is worth RTing one million times.

Alex Acosta working for Robert Mueller gave Epstein a slap on the wrist b/c the HAD to.

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The Epstein case in 2007 could not have gone to court without the risk of revealing COVERT operations on behalf of both the US and Israel.

Prosecutions have been dropped cases, at the urging of the intelligence community to avoid embarrassing revelations of misconduct.
This problem between DOJ + CIA has been on-going since 1950s.
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A decision not 2 prosecute based on national security grounds is made by at least an Assistant Attorney General…when national security requires abandoning an investigation, forgoing litigation or dismissing a case.
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THREAD: @NYMag's latest on the #WeinsteinTrial says the defense is attempting to discredit the survivors with 50+ pages of rape myths and logical fallacies - the same used to deny & justify male sexual aggression against women for decades.

Some facts:
thecut.com/2020/01/the-po…
As described by @Irin, the defense in the #HarveyWeinstein powerpoint boils down to two things:

1. "*Her behavior* afterward shows she was fine."

2. "My *otherwise* good behavior shows I couldn't have done it."
There is not one response to rape, assault, or trauma, or one classic victim. To suggest that there is or should be perpetuates rape myths that blame women & minimizing the real harm caused by rape.

journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.11…
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