|Not, not, not okay|
November 14, 2017
I keep watching as the victims keep pouring out of the woodwork, but I should have known by the sheer numbers of the metoo hashtag. Someone somewhere has to be doing all of this to women.
A LOT of men: too many in fact.
I think about the men in my life, the ones I have been closest to, the ones who have harassed me-
my own father
my uncles-several of them
my stepmother's father
guys I've worked with
the children's father
It's our culture. We all know it, we all see it, had it happen to us, or know someone who it has happened to.
Why do we blame the victim? And the harassers get off (in several ways) with little more than a slap?
Why is okay to put someone down in any manner? Why does one have to be more powerful than the other?
Is now my time to speak out/up? How can I support my sisters? Students? Daughter? I mean it's long past time for this to be drug out of the closet, but I wonder (and I hate this) what's the ulterior motive, why now? Have people really had enough or is this some overt ploy? And damn me for thinking so...
Why can't it be a triumph? Ah fuck the establishment and the patriarchy...
With my last breath,