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atrimus

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Norvell

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Subj: Re: Disinfecting society of sexual abuse is going to be painful...
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 at 04:18:28 pm EST (Viewed 120 times)
Reply Subj: Disinfecting society of sexual abuse is going to be painful...
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 at 11:50:10 am EST (Viewed 171 times)



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    Many people we thought we knew and respected will be -- and have been -- caught in the avalanche of substantiated allegations. I think we've only seen the tip of the iceberg, and it's going to get worse before it gets better.


Yep. Apparently Charlie Rose is the latest to be exposed. What I'm finding curious is, Cosby had been accused years earlier, but the avalanche of women coming forward didn't start until Weinstein last month. I wonder what accounts for the gap.


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    Society needs to undergo this transition and transformation. If those in power thought there would be consequences for their behavior -- if there hadn't been tacit and unspoken permission for this behavior -- it may not have occurred in the first place. Now that these consequences have been laid bare, I hope it will usher in a new era of workplace safety.


One can only hope.

The culture of victim shaming has a lot to do with it as well. There's already enough internal shame at play when one is sexually aggrieved. I imagine that adding the extrinsic shame from those you hope believe your story can be pretty devastating.


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    One thing is clear is that sexual abuse and aggression has no ideological, political or cultural boundaries. The bi-partisan condemnation of this behavior is encouraging, if late -- on both sides of the aisle.


I agree that sexual abuse straddles all boundaries, but I'm not convinced the condemnation of it is fully bipartisan. Where liberals have been pretty unequivocal in condemning Weinstein and Moore alike, there are still some conservatives/Republicans who support Moore. Kellyanne Conway just admitted the WH remains open to his candidacy because they'll need his vote on tax reform.





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