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May 10, 2023Liked by Claire Potter

I remember in law school during a torts class that I said I would not come forward if I had been raped. The professor and a lot of the men in class were shocked. But my reasoning was in line with these very same reasons shared here. Coming forward is putting yourself on trial. In more recent years, Women have stood up so that the person who sexually abused them would not continue to abuse others. Even so, sexual violence continues.

And we need to call it what it is. It is not a sexually intimate act between two people who care for each other. It is using your body as a weapon against another. The line of questioning about “types” really had nothing to do with the violence being committed.

Another issue this touches is the assumption that a person should know that a person is going to assault them so that person should be blamed for not taking precautions. Really?! Why can’t we assume that people should act in a non-violent manner?

We had a college classmate who told of her parents being shown an apartment by Trump’s parents. According to her, Trump came in and his father demeaned him in front of them. My personal opinion is that Trump has an inner critic still telling him he is no good so he tries to best others by whatever means possible. And the sad truth is that the results are just the opposite.

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Thanks, Claire. They should put you on MSNBC.

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Glad you liked it, Jim!

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The jury found bupkis. President Trump was not found guilty of abusing Carroll, let alone raping her! Mr. Trump was found liable for calling her a liar. And she is a liar. And this will be overturned, you betcha.

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Actually, the jury did find that Trump sexually abused Carroll: you are just wrong.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/jury-deliberations-underway-jean-carroll-battery-defamation-case/story?id=99183870

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OK. Did they have evidence for this, beyond Carroll's claims? Is that how it works now, you can just go and say "Mister Man made a pass at me on the 3rd floor of Bergdorf-Goodman a hundred years ago, now I want 5 million dollars?"

Seriously. No evidence was provided. This will be thrown out or overturned on appeal.

Carroll was obviously bullied and badgered into bringing this suit. Many of us have been molested or even raped by friends in strange circumstances. We don't make a big thing of it. And usually don't talk about it much, because then we get wingnuts telling us it's the worst tragedy of our lives and we must SUE.

Be a grownup. Deal with reality.

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Have you actually read anything about this? Before commenting further, please do, because I can't let you spread misinformation here.

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Yes, I've read about it, and my responses come from common sense and experience, not the urges of braying sheep.

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