Read Rachael Denhollander’s full victim impact statement about Larry Nassar – CNN

Wow.  Read this. Today.  It will be worth your while.  I promise. The year has only yet begun, but I believe that this is one of the year’s most powerful piece of writing.  And this part was especially powerful (to me at least): “In our early hearings. you brought your Bible into the courtroom and … Continue reading Read Rachael Denhollander’s full victim impact statement about Larry Nassar – CNN

On Aziz Ansari, Assault, Affirmative Consent and Uncertainty

What was that? I asked myself that question after each interaction with my former manager. Was it sexual harassment or was it merely inappropriate workplace flirting? I thought it was sexual harassment in the sense that if I was a male employee, he would have undoubtedly treated me differently.  He wouldn’t have commented on my … Continue reading On Aziz Ansari, Assault, Affirmative Consent and Uncertainty

Stupid Question of the Week and My Answer: “In the Wake of Weinstein, Men Ask If Hugging Is Still Okay.”

This is just about the stupidest article I have read all week: Is hugging still okay? In the wake of Weinstein sexual assault accusations, men ask: What is acceptable to women and society now? Sigh. Not today Satan.  Not today. So apparently there are men who are now suddenly wondering how to respectfully treat another … Continue reading Stupid Question of the Week and My Answer: “In the Wake of Weinstein, Men Ask If Hugging Is Still Okay.”

#MeToo: Harvey Weinstein, the Pervasiveness of Sexual Harassment, and Why Women, Like Myself, Sometimes Choose to Remain Silent

Like Terry Crews, reading about Harvey Weinstein makes my stomach turn.

It makes my stomach turn because Harvey Weinstein is a royal piece of sh*t and I have absolutely no sympathy for his fall from grace (like none.  Whatsoever.).  It makes my stomach turn because of the abject perversity of using one’s power and influence to coerce women into sex.  But the real reason these allegations make my stomach turn is because it happened to me. Continue reading #MeToo: Harvey Weinstein, the Pervasiveness of Sexual Harassment, and Why Women, Like Myself, Sometimes Choose to Remain Silent