Saturday, October 22, 2016

Useful advice and wishful thinking

"I have to laugh about the women coming forward about TRUMP..IF IT HAD HAPPENED THEY WOULD HAVE COME FORWARD 20 YEARZ AGO.. THEY ARE PROBABLY TICKED THAT HE DIDN'T. HIT ON THEM.  IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT THERE WAS A REPORT THAT 69,000 DEMOCRATS HAVE CHANGED TO REPUBLICAN. ....BUT THEY DON'T  WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT EITHER." — Faith Erickson, Hey Look Something Shiny reader, October 14, 2016

WORDS FAIL, n'est–ce pas? And since they have, let me instead share some useful advise 
reposted from her Facebook page about dealing with sexual harassment and assault from another of my heroes, the stellar attorney and champion of the abused and disenfranchised, Roxanne Conlin. 





"One of the things I always tell people who are experiencing discrimination or harassment is document document document. If you use your home computer, it will record the date you enter the material. You may need, at some point, to be able to prove when things happened and when you recorded it. It is also advisable to tell someone outside of your employment who you can trust and ask that person to write it down too. The reason should be clear if you have been watching tv recently, Trump's victim at People told people at the time what had happened but didnt want to have her life ruined by him.He is still trying to ruin her, but the fact that she told colleagues and friends is important to prove it is not just a recent invention because he is running for President. Most predators dont do what they do in public, so this is often the only proof of what happened. Vote now for Hillary. We dont want a sexual predator in the WH."


And now to cheer us all up, let's indulge in a little wishful thinking. Thank you Terry Tate!!! He delivers the kind of 'locker room talk' . . . well, not so much talk as purposeful action . . . I enthusiastically support.


1 comment:

  1. She's right - the automatic assumption that the victim is lying is part of what prevents us from speaking out when it happens. The treatment of women (plus children and men) as 'causing' the mistreatment is another part of why we don't report it. And then, of course there are the judges who appear to cheer them on with the tiny little 'we'll show those libruls' fake sentences. Ugh. (reposting on FB)

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