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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.
What’s it like to live a life of physically demanding work, endless discrimination, sexual harassment, and physical danger? Exhausting. Step into the life of the cable guy and check it out.
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.
Porn or #MeToo? An excellent exploration of the sexual aggression in porn and its unsettling similarities to the experiences of actual women. Read the article. Watch the video. What do you think?
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!
A Canadian study suggests that there are four steps to reducing incidents of sexual assault. And, you won’t believe #2.
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.
Why do evangelical Christians continue to support Roy Moore? Why do liberals and progressive now question Al Franken? Our collective intelligence dictates our responses to both of these scandals and more.
I love it that the biggest audience of a beauty pageant are men who already have a low level of empathy towards women.
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…
Powerful men are committing sexual assault! But, powerful men is a red herring. It’s all men. And, believe it or not, Poppy Bush proves why it is all men.
#MeToo is simply the start of a long over due processes to help men comprehend (a) the scope of the problem (b) how severely harmed women are (c) the number of men offending (d) that he has probably offended in his life and (e) men need to act to stop the epidemic.
A guy goes out of his way to take an upskirt photo of a celeb, and it is a wardrobe malfunction and we don’t learn his name! He’s committed sexual assault with his fucking camera, he keeps his anonymity and his job and his future. Rape Culture right there.
Clinton’s book is about sexism and intimidating women. Tur’s book is about sexual assault. How many women have experienced sexual aggression? How many men have committed sexual aggression?
The situations we are in causes behavior including rape. And, in the RIGHT situation any man will commit sexual aggression including sexual assault.
Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, sexual assault, sexual harassment. What motivates these men? How many men have assaulted women? Can any men be trusted?