Thursday BARB UP September 27, 2018

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Short, because my daughter Ruby says it so well.

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I posted this exact photo almost a year ago. I wish I could say I am surprised by how we are still handling accusations. I guess we have become numb to the seriousness of one accusation because so many are accused. In reading comments on Facebook, twitter, etc, the common question I noticed was "why are you only reporting now?" For anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault, this question floats around a lot. "Why didn't you stop him?" "Why didn't you leave?" "Why didn't you speak up?" Because when your body and boundaries are being violated, it's not that easy. And if that person is anyone but a stranger, your position is that much more compromised. The women going on trial, the women allowing their names to be put in the media, still associated with the names of their attackers, the fact that those women are still being debated/diminished/shamed? That is the society we are living in. Go check yourself. This is more than politics, this is morals. The fact that Christine Ford is getting death threats after YEARS of staying silent? That woman is brave. When you are assaulted, you are forced to become brave. And for most people after experiencing emotional trauma, being brave is the last thing you want to be. For any 15 year old girl (and anyone) who has ever felt violated, silenced, or found themselves hiding in a bathroom, still protecting the feelings of the attacker (as we often do): I BELIEVE YOU. #whyididntreport #stopkavanaugh

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Padma Lakshmi: “Some say a man shouldn’t pay a price for an act he committed as a teenager. But the woman pays the price for the rest of her life, and so do the people who love her.”

Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony.

The Anita Hill Hearings..

We are the wave of women and fuck yeah.

Cosby is sentenced.

Feminist bookstores.

Put some combat boots on your feet.

Sex stuff.

And now have a laugh with Kerri Coddett.


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