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Sep 17, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
I just want people to look at some replies to some tweets on #ChristineBlaseyFord. As a matter of fact click on the hashtag. Just see some of the shameful, despicable things being tweeted about her. THIS IS WHY MANY WOMEN DON'T WANT TO COME FORWARD AND REVEAL THEIR STORIES.
People like Kavanaugh, who commit these acts go on to lead their lives, to become highly respected in society while their victims live with their trauma. There is no pushing it off & denying it for the victims. That memory stays with them, they relive it, & deal with triggers.
In the meantime, people like Kavanaugh get to deny the existence of their acts, their privilege allows them to skate through, and shameful people both men & women stand by them and enable them to continue skating. This is what society does to victims & why they stay silent.
And when victims like #ChristineBlaseyFord bravely come forward, especially against powerful people, their lives are opened up to scrutiny, they're destroyed, they're shamed, they're forced to relive their trauma. This is the same for victims no matter how many years have passed.
I know that #MeToo & #TimesUp exist now. None of these were around when #ChristineBlaseyFord, #AnitaHill & countless others were victimized, None of these were around when I was victimized. I don't know what these change now. I don't know. I just can't get this off my mind.

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Oct 4, 2018
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#EricGarner was selling loosies
#SandraBland tail light was broken
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#TimStansbury was on the roof of a building
#WalterScott was running away
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#JordanEdwards had left a party with his friends.
#FreddieGray had a switchblade
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Sep 30, 2018
This is an important thread & I want to piggyback off it & go a bit further.

I"ve long said things in this country won't change with our generation, including the Millennials. It's why I was invigorated when I saw how Generation Now is. That includes my son & the Parkland kids.
There is something about that generation that is different from all of us. Raising my son, I get to see it every day. These kids have a wisdom from young that we didn't have. Their thirst for knowledge, their activism, their openness, everything. I can't explain it any other way.
Generation Now and Generation Alpha (Kids born after 2013) will be the parents to the children who will get to grow up in a country where Whites will no longer be in the majority. 2045 is when that is slated to happen. That will be when we start seeing the changes we have wanted.
Read 5 tweets
Sep 28, 2018
I've been trying to process what I saw yesterday. I never feel ok until I analyze things and try to come up with a conclusion or solution not based on emotion. No matter how bad it is, I analyze it. So these are my takeaways from yesterday.
Rachel Mitchell: I think she knew Dr Blasey Ford was telling the truth. What was seared into her mind was Dr. Ford repeating the names of the people at the gathering, she'll never forget their laughter, & she just needed to know when Judge worked so she could figure out the date.
I think it was planned that she would only do some of the questioning for Repubs. If Rachel Mitchell doubted that Kavanaugh was guilty, that disappeared after watching his opening statement. She prosecutes sexual assault cases. She knows the signs. She knows when they are guilty.
Read 13 tweets
Sep 25, 2018
Pro-Tip 1:
If it is pouring rain and your wipers are on, turn on your damn headlights. You put others at risk especially when there is low visibility and people can barely see your car. #FlickThatWrist
Pro-Tip 2:
If you're driving at night or in conditions that require lights, especially if in areas with no streetlights, and one or both of your headlights and or taillights don't work, take your car to get those lights fixed. You put others at risk with your broken ass lights.
Pro-Tip 3:
If you're driving at night, especially on curvy mountain roads with no streetlights and you see someone coming in your direction, turn off your damn high beam lights and then turn them back on after the car goes by. Your high beams blind people & put them at risk.
Read 5 tweets
Sep 20, 2018
Crazy thought:
Rob Porter. We didn't know about his domestic abuse allegations until it was leaked. This had turned up on his FBI report which was sent to the White House. The White House decides what to do from there. The public may never be aware of what comes up in the report.
Apply Rob Porter to now and ask yourself if this could be the reason why the Trump WH & the GOP is not willing to do the FBI investigation. Maybe this already turned up on Kavanaugh's FBI background check & we just don't know it. It would make everything we have seen make sense.
When you think of it, all the references to Kavanaugh's coaching & mentoring & marching his team into the hearings now make sense. When you think of it. Kavanaugh being in a war room type scenario answering all kinds of questions to prepare for a hearing makes sense.
Read 4 tweets
Sep 17, 2018
I was 23. One of the few people who I told about my rape told me to have the courage to go to the police & report it even if it had been a few days. They knew about my first time being raped a few years before & how I stayed silent. I found the courage to go to my local precinct.
I was crying as I told them what happened. They asked me if I wanted to press charges. I said I was scared because we lived in the same neighborhood. I knew what people would say because of my reputation. I told them that the people would judge me & wouldn't believe me.
I was crying because of my reputation & explained that my first rape at knifepoint at the hands of my first boyfriend is why I became promiscuous to take away the pain he caused me. I kept telling them no one would believe we were supposed to only hang out to drink & smoke.
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