Jennie Willoughby’s 24 April 2017 blog post about her abuse at the hands of Rob Porter inspired this meme. I hope it helps people understand why women stay in abusive situations.
On Thanksgiving, Al Franken offered another written “apology,” which wasn’t an apology, but a cop out. By not owning up to his behavior, he is not providing leadership to help us cope with these recurring accusations of sexual harassment instead he’s following that well worn path of denial.
In order for Al Franken to save his senate seat, he must give a complete accounting for all of his sexual transgressions before another accuser goes public. He’s got to just come clean about it all. And, then maybe he can remain in the senate.
Al Franken’s story really gives some insight into the mind of the groper. And, the reactions of his accusers may help men understand the problem with the groping and sexual harassment.
I am convinced it is ALL MEN who are sexual predators. This article really demonstrates that every man has power over some woman, and once it is there, if other conditions are right, will use it for his own sexual gratification.
Everyday seems to arrive with a new accusation of sexual assault against some prominent man somewhere. How should we respond? Another hashtag? What happens after the news fades from our immediate awareness? What have we really accomplished? Five cartoonists address the issue…