…And obviously many (most) other groups too. (And it’s devastating.) But today, I’m going to talk just from my perspective (as a woman)…
As you almost certainly know if you’ve been following this blog –
This year, I was sexually assaulted by someone I knew and cared about… After it happened, I spent *months* wondering “was I loud enough/clear enough?”
I kept trying to bring it up to him. He kept either giving me the silent treatment, or gaslighting me, pushing me aside, etc…
Until finally, I got to have a straightforward conversation with him about it about 6 months later (that’s months of nightmares, problems, therapy, etc.).
I asked him, “Was I not clear enough? Did you really not know?” And he said (verbatim), “I knew you didn’t want to, but you needed to.”
He was “helping me.”
Once I got that admission, I tried to report, but to no avail.
So, for a quick recap: we have the man, the police and the legal system who are either apathetic or just can’t help me… (It’s been exhausting)
And NOW the man who holds the HIGHEST OFFICE in our land not only doesn’t think sexual assault isn’t a big deal – he brags about it.
I don’t know what to say after that… America has now told me LOOOOOOOOUD and clear “women don’t matter.”
(The millions of people who voted for him told me through their votes, ‘It doesn’t matter if he views women as objects. We can sweep his views on women under the rug because they just aren’t that important.’)
So that is *one* reason *one* woman is more than just disappointed her candidate didn’t win. She now fears for her safety even more.