#metoo

Yes, I know the campaign is problematic in so very many ways.

This article makes a good case for the dumbing down of social activism by social media: https://www.wired.com/story/the-problem-with-me-too-and-viral-outrage/

I have read several interesting criticisms about the fact that the original sentiment of "me too" whas been taken over by ... pretty much anyone ... https://feminisminindia.com/2017/10/18/cishet-gender-binary-men-metoo-handle/

And apparently the bots are also learning about rape culture from the campaign: https://qz.com/1107577/male-silence-after-metoo-is-teaching-algorithms-what-being-a-man-means/

But while all this is going on - celebrities' vulgar pasts getting laundered in public, politicians going down for harassing their underlings, scholars getting fired from fancy tenure positions, friends arguing about whether an unsolicited "I heart U" should be recognized as sexual assault ... people are still getting raped.

My friend was raped recently. I've heard many stories over the years - being a midwife, you present an open heart and people tend to trust that you will listen without judging. But the older I get, the harder it is to listen and not act.

So I have put together a little campaign to present my friend with a bit of cash to help out. Please donate and stand with us!





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