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Old 09-23-2018, 02:51 PM   #1
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Alyssa Milano calls out the woman hater in the WH and speaks truth to power:

Alyssa Milano: I was sexually assaulted as a teen. Hereís why I didnít report.

https://www.vox.com/first-person/201...i-didnt-report

It took me 30 years to tell anyone. And Iím far from alone.

By Alyssa Milano Sep 23, 2018, 8:00am EDT

The courage of survivors will always be stronger than Donald Trumpís hate. The lives of survivors will always be more important than Brett Kavanaughís career.

When I was sexually assaulted, I wasnít that much older than Christine Blasey Ford ó now a PhD in psychology ó was when she was allegedly assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (Kavanaugh denies the incident occurred). Iíve watched, horrified as politicians and pundits refused to believe or take seriously these allegations.

Then, on Friday morning, President Trump tweeted that if Fordís words were true, she would have filed a report with local law enforcement years ago. This statement chilled me to my core.

Far too many of us know that what President Trump said is simply not true. Victims of sexual assault often donít report what happened because they know all too well that our stories are rarely taken seriously or believed ó and that when it comes to sexual misconduct, our justice system is broken. Now, we are seeing our worst nightmares realized when we see the disbelief, pushback, hate, and death threats Ford is receiving just because she had the courage to speak up.

It took me years after my assault to voice the experience to my closest friends. It took me three decades to tell my parents that the assault had even happened. I never filed a police report. I never told officials. I never tried to find justice for my pain because justice was never an option.

For me, speaking up meant reliving one of the worst moments of my life. It meant recognizing my attackerís existence when I wanted nothing more than to forget that he was allowed to walk on this Earth at all. This is what every survivor goes through. Telling our stories means being vulnerable to public attacks and ridicule when our only ďcrimeĒ was to be assaulted in the first place.

And we are not alone. One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old. This is the reality for survivors of sexual assault: our journey begins in fear and, for many of us, it continues in fear for the rest of our lives.

Yet, today, we will not be silenced.

On Friday, in response to President Trumpís tweet I decided to speak out about my own experienceóand I welcomed other survivors of sexual assault to do the same. I encourage you to read the replies of people across the country who have carried the burden of being a survivor, sometimes for years, and never reported it.

Our stories are not rare ó they are tragically common. This is the pain that people across the country carry with them every single day. I encourage you to listen to members of your family, to your neighbors, to those in your community who are living with an experience similar to Blasey Fordís. But, most importantly, if you are also a survivor, I encourage you to honor your own experiences and your own voice, in your own time.

Despite the alleged actions of Brett Kavanaugh, despite the words of President Trump, and despite the silence from so many of our lawmakers, you are valuable. You are human. You are important.

And no oneónot a Supreme Court nominee and not a Presidentócan take that away from you.

So let me be as clear as possible: I believe Christine Blasey Ford and I demand that our Senators vote to reject Brett Kavanaugh as the next Justice on the Supreme Court. Every person who refuses to loudly and openly reject Brett Kavanaughís nomination is telling every generation of Americans that an alleged abuserís career is more valuable than a survivorís humanity. And the highest court in our land is no place for an alleged sexual offender to sit.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:16 PM   #2
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Trump has so many sexual assault charges agains him that they get their own Wiki-page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald...ct_allegations

Meanwhile, the media does nothing about it. The Senate does nothing about it. The House does nothing about it. And the minority who make up the Trump cult blame the victims.
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:11 PM   #3
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What a disgrace. Al Franken left the senate because of a prank joke. And here we have sexual abusers sitting in the oval office, about to sit on the Supreme Court, running for Senate. These people are evil and have no shame.
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Hopefully, Ms. Milano has already hired a security detail and changed residences in anticipation of the incoming death threats from Tiki Torch Nation.
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Trump has so many sexual assault charges agains him that they get their own Wiki-page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald...ct_allegations

Meanwhile, the media does nothing about it. The Senate does nothing about it. The House does nothing about it. And the minority who make up the Trump cult blame the victims.
I'm looking forward to the day when he no longer has any political protections, and when his followers have been thrown out of office. When that day arrives, I'm hoping he is still alive so he can be prosecuted, sent to prison for the rest of his life, and die in a little cell surrounded by cockroaches, rats, and people making the last of his vile existence a living hell.

I can dream right?
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What a disgrace. Al Franken left the senate because of a prank joke. And here we have sexual abusers sitting in the oval office, about to sit on the Supreme Court, running for Senate. These people are evil and have no shame.
Its just Locker Room antics bro... not a big deal at all....
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I grew up with Milano..... from Whose the Boss, to the hockey poster and then Charmed.... Always loved her.


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