Michael DeGrosky
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In response to Misha Ellison.
Wow! So right
03:03 PM - Oct 18, 2023
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Kelly thomas
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In response to Misha Ellison.
Hated the term “battered woman” , made me feel like I should come with an order of fries. I always preferred to explain that my ex husband is violent and that’s why I left and cut all ties.
08:01 PM - Sep 14, 2023
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Misha Ellison
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In response to Kelly thomas.
How we talk about these things - our language *matters*.
08:02 PM - Sep 14, 2023
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frog_enabler
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In response to Misha Ellison.
I think the majority of men who impregnate teenagers are older. Teenaged girls have it rough--lots of data on it--& when someone seems to be kind or protective, they then trust them. A lot of older men have a preference for submissive & very young women or girls. It's an under-reported phenomenon.
01:04 PM - Aug 21, 2023
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frog_enabler
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In response to frog_enabler.
I think I over-stated that. It may be about 30%, but they were a lot older. Subliminal message of the passive voice used is that women are responsible for avoiding pregnancy on their own. Many men see it as the woman's or girl's responsibility. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.g...
01:14 PM - Aug 21, 2023 (Edited)
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CALAMITY JANE
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In response to Misha Ellison.
EXACTLY👍️ Words matter. Framing words matters.👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏😷🇺🇦
12:50 PM - Aug 21, 2023
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Kris Tine
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In response to Misha Ellison.
Wording is everything.
11:11 AM - Aug 07, 2023
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Hercule Poirot
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In response to Misha Ellison.
My daughter manages an upscale restaurant. It took her years of hard work to get where she is. She told me that sexual harassment & assault are part of the business. When I asked her if it had ever happened to her, she told me casually, "Yes Dad," it happens to every female. This is America?
10:03 AM - Aug 07, 2023
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Joe Larose
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In response to Misha Ellison.
This is true, but, not every woman who has been raped was raped by a unique man. So, unless you managed to get all the men who did it to admit it, how would you frame it any other way?
10:19 PM - Jul 16, 2023
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Misha Ellison
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In response to Joe Larose.
You're thinking the use of this language supports something merely transactional.

It doesn't.

The consistent use of language like this, or its alternative, supports something systemic, one way or the other.

I prefer the one way.
10:34 AM - Jul 18, 2023
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Andrea Ball
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In response to Joe Larose.
Men raped nnnn women last year. By not making it an equation it implies that the number is not equal.
04:45 PM - Oct 29, 2023
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Reginald Capers
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In response to Misha Ellison.
This is deep, deep.
08:50 AM - May 25, 2023
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Dennis Allen
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In response to Misha Ellison.
Not even that first sip of coffee from a cooling mug and already the #spoutoftheday
07:41 AM - May 25, 2023
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Ruth Zantvoort
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In response to Misha Ellison.
potus
Please, do something...
Thank you
03:20 PM - Apr 23, 2023
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Miss Angie Cuz I Said So
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In response to Misha Ellison.
This will never get old Misha 🤗💜♾️
06:28 PM - Apr 19, 2023
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A Hayes
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In response to Misha Ellison.
Thx for this. I've lived so long in the cloud of patriarchy I sometimes need a jolt from the obvious.
01:11 PM - Apr 15, 2023
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jim Novak
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In response to Misha Ellison.
Excellent post to change the way people think. Victims do not exist in a vacuum - there are predators and perpetrators for each
12:41 PM - Apr 15, 2023
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Fiona Mary
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In response to Misha Ellison.
This is helpful. Thank you for sharing it.
12:22 PM - Apr 15, 2023
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Misha Ellison
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In response to Misha Ellison.
I had quotespouted this from Phil Jordan but it looks like the quote got removed. Here was the quoted spout:

https://spoutible.com/thre...
12:16 PM - Apr 15, 2023
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