As far as I know, I’ve not asserted anything other than that we have a system that is predisposed to not be fair to victims. What a weird juxtaposition of imagined “feminist” who doesn’t want to hurt the misogynist feelings?

I love men. I really do. I have an adored husband, another male partner and a son. I’m not out to “get” anyone, but I’m also enough of a sociologist to see the handwriting on the wall. All rational evidence points to a societal hatred of victims, and the perponderance of victims are female. It’s what happens when you live in a dominance based hierarchy — victims are considered to be weak and therefore deserving of what they get. You have apparently quite bought into the dominance hierarchy, and it’s no surprise. It’s been the ocean we’ve all swum in for 5K years.

I’ve studied this a lot — from a variety of sources, over time. Way before this hearing. Current society punishes victims, and makes them pay for coming forward. It misunderstands the way they process trauma and essentially leaves them high and dry when it’s not outright retruamatizing them.

I know many, many good men. They are my friends, neighbors, lovers and mates. And none of that negates that we live in society that hates and abuses women on a regular basis. All statistical evidence supports this. Misogyny is not an abstract concept. And if you need proof, just tap into how irate, and vulanically enraged women are right now. #MeToo looks like a fucking garden party in comparison!

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