“And By the Way, He Totally Denies It.” ~Donald J.Trump

Denial is not absolution.

Donald Trump has done something no president has done before. He has exposed the hypocrisy of the evangelical right, and the GOP.

“Roy Moore denies it. That’s all I can say. He denies it. And by the way, he totally denies it.” ~ Donald Trump, sexual predator

There has been an undercurrent building, fueled by indignation at our society’s inclination to look the other way, make excuses for predators, and blame victims- while it protects those men who commit unspeakable crimes.

Trump’s endorsement of this man, whose predatory behavior was so blatant he was banned for life from a shopping mall and the YMCA, can only feed the backlash against abuse and empower more victims to come forward naming their attackers.

Trump isn’t the only politician to dismiss Moore’s crimes. Alabama Governor Kay Ivy has stated she believes the accusers, who say Senate hopeful Roy Moore sexually harassed and assaulted them when they were teens, but she is going to vote for him regardless.

The election of Donald Trump despite accusations against him by sixteen women, one in her teens, of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to rape, in addition to the audiotape that captured Trump’s graphic bragging about his entitlement to assault women, enraged victims of abuse to such an extent that it brought an estimated 5 million women together participating in 673 marches worldwide. Outing assailants has become the next step.

Long buried memories of sexual harassment, assault, rape, told by of victims after years of suppression, as well as accounts on how those misogynistic experiences shaped the lives of victims, demonstrate clearly these experiences don’t make people stronger, they wear them down. That is what they’re meant to do. Sexual assault is an abuse of power with lifelong implications for the victims.

This problem is not limited to Hollywood or Washington, it’s a worldwide problem without socioeconomic boundaries.

50% of women recently polled said they have experienced some form of sexual harassment or worse, and women are not the only victims.

The only way to change society’s negligence with regards to this issue is to stand together and fight it as a group. There is strength in numbers and unfortunately victims do outnumber the assailants and naysayers.

The fact that pedophile Roy Moore, and other predators like Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein, refuse to admit their behavior regardless of the number of their accusers does not lessen their crimes. Denial is not absolution.

Rapists almost never spend a single night in jail, although their victims live with the memories for the rest of their lives. Laws made by men favor the abusers. The only retribution we have right now is to expose abusers to their employers, their families, and the press. We are left no choice but to assert our own consequences, because without repercussions rampant sexual misconduct will continue.

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/mercy/”>Mercy</a&gt;

Playing Dumb With Regards to Sexual Harassment Doesn’t Work in 2017

The latest to join the likes of FOX’s Bill O’Reilly, and Sean Hannity, filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, and countless others, is NBC’s Mark Halpern, accused of sexual harassment in the workplace 

He responded to accusations, by five women, saying:

“During this period, I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me, I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain. For that, I am deeply sorry and I apologize. Under the circumstances, I’m going to take a step back from my day-to-day work while I properly deal with this situation.”

He had no idea his behavior was inappropriate. 
Here I have been under the misapprehension that for the past decade (or three) information on what is considered to be sexual harassment and what is inappropriate and what constitutes unacceptable conduct in the workplace is explained by most corporations in employee handbooks, which are presented to each and every individual at time of hiring, and often a signature is required by the employee in acknowledgment that they recieved a copy. Many companies go further by reaffirming their intolerance for workplace harassment periodically with hard copy reminders, which also require a signature.

Companies take these measures because they are liable for sexual harassment and subject to legal ramifications if they do not provide a safe work environment for their employees. Sexual harassment is sex discrimination. Companies who employ more than 15 workers are held accountable under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Companies with fewer than 15 employees, are not excluded from liability. Those employees are protected under individual state laws.

It is in the interest of every business, if they want to avoid lawsuits, to ensure employees are clear on what they can and can not do. These laws are why, for example, there are no nude magazine photos pinned to cork boards as there might have been in the 60’s, 70’s, and possibly even into the 80’s… yes, that was an issue back in the day.

If you are a victim of ignorance, as all the men accused above claim to be, not sure whether or not rubbing your junk up against a co-worker is considered sexual harassment, I want to help you… because I am a humanitarian.

I have provided a link, for you to peruse at your leisure, which may or may not clear up your confusion. Although it is likely you have a copy of the information in your employee handbook. 

https://www.workplacefairness.org/sexual-harassment-legal-rights

How these predators manage to comprehend all other aspects of their jobs is astounding. It would seem they suffer from selective stupidity.

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/surreal/”>Surreal</a&gt;

Sexual Assault – A Life Sentence

Dear America,

I have question for you—
Harvey Weinstein has been outed as a sexual predator. Life as he knows it has come to a screeching halt, as it should. 

Sexual assault is a life changing event for the victims, it’s a life sentence. Post traumatic stress is real— there is life before, and life after. The person in the life before is not the same person who occupies the shell after. That person no longer exists. This new person has trust issues— in human goodness, in their own abilities: to discern people’s motives, to protect themselves, in their own value as human beings. The world looks different, and it’s a scary place.

The parallels are startling. An older man in a position of power, an audiotape, dozens of victims, some recent and some from decades ago, come forward with stories of assault. One assailant is mentioned above, and the other you elect president. 

And here is that question—WHY?

Bill Cosby, another powerful man who had gotten away with this for decades, is finally paying for his crimes. Life as he knew it will never be again, and that’s good. 

Three powerful men, two are destroyed, one elected to the highest office of the land. 

And again I ask—WHY? 

Does it have anything to do with the fact that one is white, one is black, and one is a Jew?

I’ve written about this subject several times. Sexual assault has touched my life more than once—and the lives of my loved ones. The rage I have for men who commit these crimes is unhealthy. This rage has bled into my relationships with enablers. Those who voted for a man who is on tape bragging about his crimes… I can’t excuse it, because it’s inexcusable. 

Go through your phone contacts and start shooting off texts to the women you know. Ask them about their experiences. I’m sure you’ll get an affirmative response before you get to the letter B (I’m assuming you have 4 female friends whose names start with A). If they feel like talking about it, most will not, ask them how it has changed their lives. 

I try to find humor in everything- but this subject is the one I can not, and although I’ve tried to forgive any woman who voted for an admitted sexual predator… knowing what he is, I can not. 

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/brave/”>Brave</a&gt;

Donald Trump is a Misogyistic Bully

‪Good Sunday morning. On this day of worship (more likely he’s golfing) for a man still approved by 73% of white evangelicals, Donald Trump-who believes he is entitled to grab women’s genitalia (aka/sexual assault), thinks this violent gif of him swinging a golf club, hitting Hillary Clinton in the back with the golf ball, in turn knocking her over as she boards an airplane, is appropriate to retweet. Why? Because he is a misogynistic bully, who regularly displays his level of  brain development, which is on par (pun intended) with that of a terrible 2 year old. This is our president— be proud America— our POTUS 45. ‬

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/sting/”>Sting</a&gt;

The Anniversary of the 19th Amendment—Women’s Right to Vote

Today, August 26, is “Women’s Equality Day.” On this day in 1920, after decades of work toward the cause, women secured the right to vote. Today is the anniversary the passing of 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

This is not to say women are on equal footing in America 97 years later. Those who believe we are have a distorted view of the type of society we live in. We may however have equal opportunities to hold the same jobs men hold, at a discounted rate of pay. 

We also have a man in the White House, when a woman won the popular vote by nearly 3 million. Granted, the failure of the electoral college, gerrymandering, and Russian interference were the catalysts for that injustice. 

In my opinion women have a bigger issue. Globally 1 of 3 women will be victims a of sexual assault in their lifetimes.
In America the statistic of sexual assault is 1 of 5, I’ve also read that 1 of 4 women will be sexually assaulted while attending college.

In America 97% of rapists don’t spend a single night in jail. 

For every 10 rapes, only 1 victim is male. I’m not wishing more violence against men, I’m pointing out another disparity. We do not live in a country where women are equal to men, in personal safety or in rights. 

Why do I bring this up on the anniversary of the ratification of 19th Amendment? 

We have an unregistered sex offender in the White House. He doesn’t deny it. He was caught on tape bragging about it…a tape released to the public prior to the election, but still he was elected. During the campaign, a dozen women accused him of sexual assault. In response, we elected him to office over a woman. 

Men in Washington, behind closed doors, have been trying to take away basic preventative healthcare from women since Donald Trump was inaugurated. They want mammograms, pap smears, prenatal care, and birth control omitted from healthcare coverage. They want rape to be a pre-existing condition.

Donald Trump is a man who unabashedly degrades and assaults women, comments about women’s bodies, and has claimed women should be punished for having abortions. 

Here is a stunning fact: Without the white female vote in key states Donald Trump would not have won the election. Trump won 53% of the white female vote. 

On the anniversary of suffragist’s achievement, I can’t help but wonder what they would think if they knew 53% of white women would vote for a man like Donald Trump, the personification of misogyny, and all he represents, rather than a woman with a lifetime of experience. 
I know…but what about the e-mails. 

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/dignify/”>Dignify</a&gt;

Nice Day for a March


Lafayette Park (umm-Lafayette?) in DC was the location today for tens of Trump supporters “Pittsburgh, not Paris” march. Their purpose— to show support for Trump’s anti earth policies.


Meanwhile, the anti-Trump faction held “March for Truth” rallies in more than 135 cities including D.C., New York, Portland, and London. Their purpose— calling for an independent commission to investigate White House ties to Russia and demanding that Congress force President Trump to release his tax returns. 

Let us not focus on crowd size again.

Oh snap.