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Lux 😈🐀 Alptraum @LuxAlptraum
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Hi. I don't usually beg for RTs, but I need this story amplified.

Today, at my gym, while halfway through my work out, I saw Louis CK.

Actual, factual Louis CK, grabbing his stuff and heading to the locker room.
It through me so much I got distracted from my work out. Should I say something? I wondered.

No, I thought. I don't want to give him the satisfaction of knowing he made another woman uncomfortable.

A few minutes later I saw him again as he was leaving.
After he left, I burst into tears. Mid workout.

I had to stop and explain to my trainer -- a fiftysomething man -- that I was crying because I had just seen a celebrity who forced women to watch him jerk off.

Needless to say the next 30 minutes of my workout were garbage.
I complained to the front desk, explaining that I am an abuse survivor and that seeing Louis CK here makes me feel unsafe.

And this gym -- which I have been going to for seven years, which routinely holds fundraisers for DV shelters -- is supposed to be my safe space.
And look, I have known for years that Louis CK is one of the gym owner's private clients. But I have never seen him here and never expected to, least of all right now, when the country is prepared to appoint a frat boy rapist to SCOTUS.
I am now in a position where either Louis CK stops coming to this gym or I do.

*Those* are the consequences of just letting abusers off scott free. You make the world less safe for survivors. And you shrink their world while the abuser's world remains unchanged.
@michaelianblack please read this thread and understand exactly the impact Louis CK has on survivors like me
Also an addendum for people who don't understand why seeing Louis CK at my gym would fuck me up so much:

1) The gym is an extremely vulnerable place for me. Working out puts my body on display. I have had men creep on me and stare at me while I'm working out and it fucks me up.
2) If my gym has *no problem* with an admitted sexual predator working out in their space, it tells me that they will have *no problem* with someone abusing me within that space.

3) Am I afraid that Louis CK is going to corner me in the gym and whip his dick out? No.
4) But I am now being loudly sent the message that if someone creeps on me, if someone does something fucked up, no one is going to give a shit. And that puts me even more on guard when ALL I WANT TO DO IS WORK OUT.
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