Wearing all black and signing off Tweets and Instagram posts with #TimesUp does very little unless it’s followed up with action that requires severing ties with rapists and abusers.
It’s effortless to show solidarity by simply putting on a black suit, wearing a pin and tweeting a trendy hashtag but what about when it actually requires believing and showing support to a survivor of any form of sexual assault?
It's pointless if one is merely picking and choosing abusers they don’t like.
What about when the aggressor is someone in your family or in your friends network?
What about the people who go to great extremes to defend an abuser because it’s easier to deny the reality than to face it?
Most people say they want harsher penalties for child molesters and rapists…until they know of one in their family or friend network. Then the justifications begin.
If you're still maintaining a relationship with someone who is a rapist or someone who defends a rapist, then you are part of the problem.
Plain and simple.
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