Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong


And less out-of-sorts. Had a few good rants.

A few followup points:

* I know Ms. Geimer wants this over with. I can't say as I blame her. Being The Girl Polanski Raped for 3/4 of your life has to be an absolute nightmare. At the same time, just letting him go sets a very dangerous precedent, one that we cannot afford to set, and really reinforces rape culture in a very strong way. It's got to get pursued.

* I am not cool with the people encouraging prison rape. Rape isn't just wrong sometimes, guys. It's always wrong. And I will never wish it on anyone. I'm not going to tell you how to fell on the matter, but I want to set it out there that I don't condone it.

* The thing that got me about this was how small it made me feel. Funny coming from a person my size, yes, but - I am unaccustomed to feeling small. I spend a big chunk of my time and energy fighting to dismantle rape culture. And a lot of the time, I can see the positive changes happening. I can see the ripples. I can see this working. And today was a slap in the face. I know we have so far to go. I know that. But I am unaccustomed to that feeling of futility.

I will go to my BARCC event tomorrow. And the next day. And the next day. And I will keep fighting.
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