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'No means no.'
Author: Raine    Date: 10/13/2016 13:03:48

We can agree with that, right?

If we agree, read on. If you don't agree, stop reading.

There are actually times when we are faced with an abusive situation and we didn't get the chance to say 'NO'

Sometimes the abuse happens so fast that we cannot even comprehend what is actually happening in real-time to have the ability to say 'NO'. Sometimes the abuser is bigger and stronger than us. Sometimes it's someone who is actually loved.

It's easy to ask in hindsight, Why didn't you just say 'no'?

Often, time moves on for abuse victims. The actual act of abuse may never go away, but time does march on.

We may want to try to move on with life. We may not want to be blamed for the abuse that was put upon us. We may not look for revenge. We may not want to further rock the boat.

Take some time and believe your friends when they speak of abusive behavior -- it does't have to be solely sexual abuse. It could be emotional, physical or anything that takes away from your existence as a full and complete human being.

Be a safe place for those who couldn't - for whatever reason - say no.

Some of us women grew up in a time when we were told muddying the waters wasn't cool. We could be feminist, but we still had to stay in our place. We would speak of it in quiet, smaller circles, but never like what we are seeing today.

They nominated a monster. Now that Monster is in a corner and is the face of the GOP.
"Men don’t brag about forcing themselves on women. They want to paint themselves as desirable, and, you know, he doesn’t look like a stud here. He looks like a predator. I’ve never heard men talk this way. This is boasting of something that shows your own weakness. It shows, you know, that a woman doesn’t want you; whereas, most boasts in these kind of scenarios are about women who do want you."
(snip)
...among the things that I think I’ve learned is that he’s truly the offspring of Roy Cohn and Joe McCarthy. He’s more violent in his way of thinking than I understood him to be. He’s less attached to reality than I thought he was.

I think we’ve learned that the leadership of the GOP lacks courage, that their party’s internal division triumphed over any adherence to conservative values, classic conservative values, and that the leadership of that party waited until the eleventh hour to distance itself from Trump and still hasn’t completely, that there’s a complete lack of political courage in this country.

This is who they've allowed to become the nominee for president of the United States of America for the Republican party:
We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat.

Now, I’m a tall, strapping girl who grew up wrestling two giant brothers. I even once sparred with Mike Tyson. It takes a lot to push me. But Trump is much bigger — a looming figure — and he was fast, taking me by surprise and throwing me off balance. I was stunned. And I was grateful when Trump’s longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself.

The butler informed us that Melania would be down momentarily, and it was time to resume the interview.

I was still in shock and remained speechless as we both followed him to an outdoor patio overlooking the grounds. In those few minutes alone with Trump, my self-esteem crashed to zero. How could the actions of one man make me feel so utterly violated? I’d been interviewing A-list celebrities for over 20 years, but what he’d done was a first. Did he think I’d be flattered?

I tried to act normal. I had a job to do, and I was determined to do it. I sat in a chair that faced Trump, who waited for his wife on a loveseat. The butler left us, and I fumbled with my tape recorder. Trump smiled and leaned forward.

“You know we’re going to have an affair, don’t you?” he declared, in the same confident tone he uses when he says he’s going to make America great again. “Have you ever been to Peter Luger’s for steaks? I’ll take you. We’re going to have an affair, I’m telling you.” He also referenced the infamous cover of the New York Post during his affair with Marla Maples.

“You remember,” he said. “‘Best Sex I Ever Had.’ ”

They told us it was just locker room talk. We were told it was all in our heads what we were seeing and feeling.

Turns out, we were right all along and we tried to say no. On November 8, we will have the last word.

and
Raine

42 comments (Latest Comment: 10/13/2016 21:52:39 by Scoopster)
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