This triggered me. I was furious.
Sexual assault survivor support is about empowerment. The model says, Hey! Its not for you to tell the survivor what happened to them; thats their story, they know, dont fucking label it. What these students were essentially doing was stripping every person in an abusive relationship of all their agency. They were telling every survivor that they were raped, even when the survivor may have wanted to have sex with their abuser. They were claiming god like knowledge of every sexual encounter. And they were only 20. If that. Their frontal lobes havent even fully developed.
It was from my 23 year old (not particularly politically active) diesel mechanic son. In fact, I don't think he's ever voted.
"Hi Dad! Did you watch that?"
"The debate! I watched the whole thing! It was awesome!"
"Bernie wiped the floor with them - Hillary and... the other three."
"Chaffee, O'Malley and Webb"
"Yeah... Webb... fuck that guy. Anyway, Bernie was awesome! When he was asked a question, he'd think about it for about a second and then answer it, he didn't do that politician redirect thing, you know, tell a story that wasn't related to the question at all. You remember that speech by that Mario guy... 'throw your bodies on the gears...'"
"Yeah, that guy - he sounded like him - passion and excitement and sincerity. He actually reminds me a little bit of you too."
I haven't watched the debate, but find the postgame show to be pretty predictable; The TV machine saying that Hillary totally won, the grass roots donating in mass numbers to Bernie and sentiment at DU entirely polarized because everyone with half a brain knows that Mighty Mouse would totally beat Superman, because speaking in absolutes about the inherently subjective is one of our specialties.
Given the choice between running for a cause, and disrupting runners for a cause, I pick the former.
I really like the organization Back on My Feet.
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