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The real danger of Trump is that he has no idea of the harm he causes. When he does realize that he’s causing harm, he enjoys it. It boosts his ego. His followers don’t see non-MAGAs as people. It is why they injure and hurt people over masks. It’s why they parade around with guns. They enjoy the fear they inspire. Trump’s lack of empathy is the root of his failure and a very real and present danger to us all.
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Trump’s behavior can be baffling even for those of us who have some familiarity with his psychology, but the reasons he’s deliberately exposing people to #COVID19 is clear. He’s got no empathy. He just don’t care. All these people are expendable in his quest for reelection.
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We need to develop everyday empathy with the people we encounter in our daily lives. That is to have a better understanding of their experience and our contributions to it.
This is a reblogged story of a woman’s experience working in Iraq shortly after the fall of Baghdad. It helped me understand the constant corrosive nature of sexism on women, which can easily be extended to the constant corrosive nature of racism on PoC’s.
Alek Minassian claimed to be inspired by Elliot Rodgers and part of the Incel Rebellion. Incels apparently think they can force women to have sex with them if they can terrorize them enough? Find out how it all works in this psysplainer!
This story makes it clear that as sexual arousal increases, empathy decreases making sexual assault all the more likely as situations are more ambiguous or when someone changes her mind. It is a cautionary tale for men. A call to examine for each man to examine his past and present to help ensure that #TimesUp means that time is really up.
Real science is the basis for some real suggestions for what non-rapey men should do during this time of accusation, denial, and faux apologies. The advice that results might even surprise #MattDamon!
The divide between left and right seems to be growing ever wider. We can examine the division using both the sexual harassment accusations and moral foundation theory, but our conclusion questions whether we can bridge the divide at all.
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.
Men evolved to rape. Circumstances will vary, but it is inside all of us. Change your perspective from the man’s to the woman’s and rape becomes much more difficult to excuse.
It is clear that we live in a rape culture and that it will take a lot to change it. What does it take for individuals to make a difference? To stand up and speak out?
Some people say that the AHCA reflects the lack of empathy by the GOP. What does empathy have to do with it? Should we try to increase the empathy quotient of the conservative side of the spectrum? The short answer is no. Now find out why!
Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, sexual assault, sexual harassment. What motivates these men? How many men have assaulted women? Can any men be trusted?