So multiple women in fencing reported this guy to SafeSport, SS couldn’t finish their investigation on time, and when every woman on the Olympic fencing team asked the Olympic Committee to do something about it, they gave the women a link to a meditation app.
I love mental health resources but what is this shit?
Meanwhile you get tossed for using weed.
“Oh, people are going to hurt you? Have you considered therapy?”

I really wish the people sending that on had even an inkling of how much fricking therapy people would need after even what the USOC did to them.
“Oh, is our meatgrinder chewing up limbs again? Here’s a card for urgent care and a free travel size aspirin packet.”

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I am indebted to @IjeomaOluo’s amazing essay on due process with regards to sexual harassment for helping to form my thoughts on this.

medium.com/the-establishm…
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It sounds wild because the percentages are so skewed. But the numbers are tiny. Trump won Wyoming by 120,000 people. That’s not a lot.
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(Will revoke in an hour or so, so no permanent mark on you me record.)
*your. grrr autocorrect, can I downvote my own typo
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