I still have to try so fucking hard to say “no” as loudly as I can, because it’s new to me.
“The most frustrating thought I keep having with this is, those men who did it to me probably didn’t think they did anything wrong.”
“My innocence was lost to a female cousin who was responsible for babysitting and protecting me.”
I am writing this piece for the many brave women who put their careers on the line by outing Weinstein. I am writing this piece for the women across the country and the MANY women in my own community who have been subject to the same façade.
In todays day and age, you are forced to to relive your experience through the media and are still expected to heal.
When a stranger who knows nothing about you feels like he has a right to you- that he’s entitled to you and you are nothing but there for his gain – that’s assault.
How can it be okay for someone in a matter of seconds change the course of my life, but feel no remorse? How come I am the one who has to be hurting?
Our society is not good at recognizing patterns of female sexual misbehavior because our investigations are still set up with the assumption they are there to find and identify male “creeps.”
This is a HUGE step backward for women.