Let’s Just Say He’s Innocent

I had a nightmare last night that I was held down and sexually assaulted, and when I tried to speak out, I was mocked, threatened, lied about, and publicly humiliated. And a huge group of white men smiled approvingly while it happened.

“Can’t you just investigate?” I asked. “I’ll let the facts speak for themselves, if only you’ll take the time to look. I have nothing to hide. Do you?”

So they pretended to look, but they were in a hurry. They had other priorities. My pain, my trauma didn’t matter. They didn’t care.

I felt like I was brutalized all over again.

If only I had been taken seriously, if only a full investigation had been done. Even if my attacker was deemed innocent, I would have felt heard. But that’s not what happened. These men didn’t care about me in the face of their agenda.

Let’s just say Kavanaugh is pure as the driven snow. (We’ll never know, now.) Why not take the time for a full investigation, then? What harm would it do? In fact, it would do a great deal of good.

Because, today, I’m every woman who has ever been assaulted. I just want to be listened to, with respect. I want the world to acknowledge that what happened to me matters. Couldn’t Kavanaugh’s inevitable confirmation have waited a bit longer for a thorough investigation so that sexual assault victims the world over could feel acknowledged? What harm would that have done?

Before any justice is appointed, we all should be justly taken into consideration. That’s it. That’s all.

And that’s what didn’t happen. Instead, every aye vote felt like a stab to the vagina. Rest assured that we will all bleed our way to the voting booth.

Shame on all of you who were so busy praying that you’d get a judge that would vote your way that you were willing to step on millions of women to do so. Shame. You have shined a light on the darkness of your soul, and none of us will ever be the same.

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4 thoughts on “Let’s Just Say He’s Innocent

  1. Angiportus

    Entirely, absotively, posilutely. you nailed it, and I am so @#$%^& sick of the whole mess, let’s talk about something else already!

  2. lyn sutton

    I started to post a comment but erased it out of respect for someones request to change the subject. O.K. Let’s talk about all the children who’ve been sexually assaulted by priests over the years… the reason those priests are beginning to be held accountable is because their victims kept talking even though it was painful for them and made others uncomfortable. When you’ve been silenced for decades it can take decades of speaking out before you are heard, healed and justice is found.
    If you listen carefully, those aye voters are counting on us to get fed up and change the channel or fight among ourselves, which would be our real defeat.

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