I’m a woman and I’m tired of this dismissive, blanket “everyone is offended by everything these days.” Some things are offensive and I reserve the right to be offended, annoyed, hurt by statements and positions especially of people with power.
If you have managed to get through life without experiencing street harassment, workplace harassment, assault, you are fortunate and rare. I feel compelled to speak up and support women, men, and children who are victims survivors of systemic abuse.
TL;DR I’m offended because it is offensive. Call me a if you wish. I love snow.
That’s a very tidy glossing over behaviors that are often criminal and always harmful. Consent is what matters here. If consent, what consent means, and what it looks like are confusing to some people there are a lot of sources available help clarify consent if actually want know and want to be a part of the solution.
Funny how exaggeration minimizes the harm done.
There is a huge difference between systemic abuse and assault that has gone unchecked, and involuntary disclosures from from children using a method that was harmful to the kids and full of leading questions undermining the credibility of them as witnesses. A lot was learned from those cases and it’s applied current cases of all kinds.
FYI: The pattern that is emerging is that those who are dismissive of these victims’ allegations are either perpetrators or are protecting one. Keillor spoke out for Franken knowing that there was a case building against himself and not knowing what was yet to come out about Franken.