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Bad, Bill Cosby, and Donald Trump: Wagatwe Sara Wanjuki 3 hrs I won't say "Me, too." Partially because most of you know that' already. But mostly because we shouldn't have to "out" ourselves as survivors Because men have *always* seen the gendered violence happening around them (and/or being perpetrated by them)-they just haven't done anything about it. Because it shouldn't matter how many women, femmes, and gender neutral & non- conforming folk speak their truths. Post by @wagatwe. This is not to say that MeToo is a bad thing at all; just that, once again, the burden falls on the oppressed group (people who have been assaulted-harassed) to appeal to the moral sense of their oppressors. Also, to clarify, the emphasis on men in this post is not meant to imply that men cannot be raped or assaulted. Here’s a longer quote I really liked about all this: “Before Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct, it was Donald Trump’s. Before Trump, there was Bill Cosby and his half-century of woman accusers. Woody Allen, though determinedly sticking around in Hollywood, has been publicly accused by his own daughter of sexual abuse on a number of occasions. There are just no excuses anymore. We all know that sexual misconduct is a widespread epidemic in our world. So, why are we still asking women and other survivors to rip open their traumas to prove to us there is a problem we already know exists? And when will the problem finally be laid at the feet of those responsible to solve, instead of burdening survivors who have already endured so much?” It is not our responsibility to rip open our wounds and expose our trauma in a solidarity ritual just so you can finally acknowledge there is a problem with men’s violence toward women. We have been screaming into a void for centuries; I’m fairly certain one more round of begging isn’t going to convince you the problem exists if you haven’t already accepted it. For those people who have already used the MeToo hashtag to create some solidarity around their expeirences, or to heal some of their unacknowledged trauma: it is absolutely your right to do that. But just once I would like to see us NOT asking for women, or other oppressed people, to solve a problem that disproportionately affects us. We have already been through enough — we cannot solve your sickness of sexual violence too.” - Matilda Dixon-Smith @matildadixonsmith, “Will We Ever Stop Asking Women And Survivors To Fix Rape Culture?”
Bad, Bill Cosby, and Donald Trump: Wagatwe Sara Wanjuki
 3 hrs
 I won't say "Me, too."
 Partially because most of you know that'
 already.
 But mostly because we shouldn't have to
 "out" ourselves as survivors
 Because men have *always* seen the
 gendered violence happening around them
 (and/or being perpetrated by them)-they just
 haven't done anything about it.
 Because it shouldn't matter how many
 women, femmes, and gender neutral & non-
 conforming folk speak their truths.
Post by @wagatwe. This is not to say that MeToo is a bad thing at all; just that, once again, the burden falls on the oppressed group (people who have been assaulted-harassed) to appeal to the moral sense of their oppressors. Also, to clarify, the emphasis on men in this post is not meant to imply that men cannot be raped or assaulted. Here’s a longer quote I really liked about all this: “Before Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct, it was Donald Trump’s. Before Trump, there was Bill Cosby and his half-century of woman accusers. Woody Allen, though determinedly sticking around in Hollywood, has been publicly accused by his own daughter of sexual abuse on a number of occasions. There are just no excuses anymore. We all know that sexual misconduct is a widespread epidemic in our world. So, why are we still asking women and other survivors to rip open their traumas to prove to us there is a problem we already know exists? And when will the problem finally be laid at the feet of those responsible to solve, instead of burdening survivors who have already endured so much?” It is not our responsibility to rip open our wounds and expose our trauma in a solidarity ritual just so you can finally acknowledge there is a problem with men’s violence toward women. We have been screaming into a void for centuries; I’m fairly certain one more round of begging isn’t going to convince you the problem exists if you haven’t already accepted it. For those people who have already used the MeToo hashtag to create some solidarity around their expeirences, or to heal some of their unacknowledged trauma: it is absolutely your right to do that. But just once I would like to see us NOT asking for women, or other oppressed people, to solve a problem that disproportionately affects us. We have already been through enough — we cannot solve your sickness of sexual violence too.” - Matilda Dixon-Smith @matildadixonsmith, “Will We Ever Stop Asking Women And Survivors To Fix Rape Culture?”

Post by @wagatwe. This is not to say that MeToo is a bad thing at all; just that, once again, the burden falls on the oppressed group (peopl...

Church, Memes, and Taken: Baby Left on Side of Oklahoma Interstate in Car Seat With Cash @balleralert Baby Left on Side of Oklahoma Interstate in Car Seat With Cash – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Saturday, a church group returning from an amusement park outing spotted a one-month-old baby in a car seat on the side of an Oklahoma Interstate, nearly 10 feet from the shoulder. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, the baby was found around 4 p.m. on Interstate 40. When officials arrived, they found $5,500 inside the car seat, along with a birth certificate and Social Security card. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although officials determined that the baby could not have been out there for more than 30 minutes, as he was not sweating in the 91-degree weather, he was still taken to the hospital to be checked. In turn, medical staff revealed that the baby appeared to be well taken care of and healthy. However, the baby was placed in DHS custody. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shortly after the baby was found, officials were able to locate the mother. She was then taken to a hospital to be evaluated. Although, she is said to be okay, it remains unclear why she left her baby on the side of the road. An investigation is underway, but it is still to early to determine if charges will be filed.
Church, Memes, and Taken: Baby Left on Side of Oklahoma
 Interstate in Car Seat With Cash
 @balleralert
Baby Left on Side of Oklahoma Interstate in Car Seat With Cash – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Saturday, a church group returning from an amusement park outing spotted a one-month-old baby in a car seat on the side of an Oklahoma Interstate, nearly 10 feet from the shoulder. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, the baby was found around 4 p.m. on Interstate 40. When officials arrived, they found $5,500 inside the car seat, along with a birth certificate and Social Security card. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although officials determined that the baby could not have been out there for more than 30 minutes, as he was not sweating in the 91-degree weather, he was still taken to the hospital to be checked. In turn, medical staff revealed that the baby appeared to be well taken care of and healthy. However, the baby was placed in DHS custody. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shortly after the baby was found, officials were able to locate the mother. She was then taken to a hospital to be evaluated. Although, she is said to be okay, it remains unclear why she left her baby on the side of the road. An investigation is underway, but it is still to early to determine if charges will be filed.

Baby Left on Side of Oklahoma Interstate in Car Seat With Cash – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Saturday, a church group returning ...