The current President of the United States believes that there is nothing wrong with sexual harassment.
Before he was elected he proudly boasted with other laughing men, “Just grab them by the p*say.”
Even then many women (and men) openly praised and supported him.
High and intoxicated with their momentary sense of power
They looked the other way
Denying the reality of who he is, what he stands for, and who he stands against.
Truly I have come to realize that some people, even whole groups of people, will openly participate in violating and demeaning women, which often leads to assaulting and destroying them and their dreams
And they will do it proudly, often with a twisted mob mentality
Even as it brings harm to themselves, to their children, and to many others.
Because it is easier to believe in a lie and a liar
Than it is to own one’s power when you’ve been told that you have no power – and you believe it –
Than it is to face the truth with dignity and with voice.
Yet, long live the truth-tellers.
The ones who have raised their voices
And who have put their lives and livelihoods on the line for what is right and just
They have made this world a much better place for all of us to be
And they have empowered some of us to be much better human beings
More, than those around us who will, unfortunately, in the long-run, choose to self-destruct, and take those who are like them (and some who are not) deeper into their own misery and shame.
© 2017 annalise fonza, Ph.D.