If that’s true, then why did the Fort Worth police sergeant I quoted talk about times where they had confessions and even photographic evidence and the grand jury still declined to indict? What is that if not a corruption of the system?

And I’m not talking about Asiz Ansari, I’m talking about systemic abuse at FEMA, CBS, the Dallas Mavericks, Pixar, Google, our National Security system, etc., etc., etc. If you don’t know about the details of those and the others like them, it’s because you are turning a blind eye. Educate yourself before you assert that it’s all just peachy keen.

You know what’s really crazy? That anyone would actually think any of this was an overreaction! Literally every single woman I know (and I’m middle aged) from aged 25–90, across the political spectrum and across the country has multiple stories of being groped, harassed, sexually attacked or raped. Every single last one! I’ve never met a woman over 25 who hasn’t had this happen to her more than once. Why don’t you begin your education by talking to the women in your life about their stories? Start with your mother and grandmother — they have the most stories.

And the vast majority of people using the #MeToo used it to tell their stories. The CDC says that 1 in 3 women (and 1 in 6 men) have been victims of sexual violence — that’s way more than 12 million.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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