3 Things You Don’t Know About #metoo

“Men make the moral code and they expect women to accept it. They have decided that it is entirely right and proper for men to fight for their liberties and their rights, but that it is not right and proper for women to fight for theirs.”

Emmeline Pankhurst

I often wonder what compels my compulsion. The compulsion to watch shows and scenes placing my mind back at the scene of the crime. It’s a compulsion to be certain and in some ways, a very sick and twisted one. Many times, I force myself to relive my own sexual assaults – yes that’s plural as it has happened to me more than once during my lifetime – watching and discussing things I know will take me back to those moments.

Some of these discussions are frustrating. Others are debilitating. While still more are enlightening, not only for me many times but for those with which I have those discussions. Apparently, I’ve had those discussions a lot lately and I have come to some interesting conclusions in regard to assault as well as the #metoo movement as a whole. Continue reading “3 Things You Don’t Know About #metoo”

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5 Things I Learned about Sexuality from Watching One Movie

One movie can say a lot when it comes to sexuality and since this one was a teen flick, what it’s telling me worries me.

The Movie Itself

I was watching a movie the other day, perhaps you know it – Easy A. It’s an interesting study in sex education, sexuality, and rape culture. Lately, because I guess this is something I feel driven to share when I watch a movie like this, I see these things and evaluate what the media is telling us about these topics. What I see in this movie is not very great – hint: there are spoilers so if you haven’t seen it, consider yourselves warned. Continue reading “5 Things I Learned about Sexuality from Watching One Movie”

I’m an Advocate

So, I guess I should take the time to really introduce myself in case anyone is really interested. At the moment, I am many things but first and foremost, I am a mom and wife. This makes me an advocate for many reasons.

I have a teenage daughter. Right now, she’s preparing to go back to school and learning how to drive a motor vehicle. Scary right. I am an advocate for her in many ways. I help her to learn how to stand up for and protect herself. Then there are all the ways I try to advocate for her future through consent campaigns and protests against rising interest rates and student loans. I do this because it will most immediately affect her. Continue reading “I’m an Advocate”