Today I'm really at a loss as to what to write. This week has been a difficult one for us as women. So much talk about sexual assault. So much ignorance about it. Denial about how much it occurs in our society. Calls to repeal the 19th amendment. Women called liars when they report sexual assault and abuse.
I must confess it hits a
lot of the hot buttons for me. I care deeply about justice and have
spoken out for years on the issue of justice for women. So this is
difficult for me. You, too?
I am a word person. So
typically I'm not at a loss for words. But these days there simply are
no words. No words! I'm heartbroken for all the women who won't be
believed when they tell their stories of abuse and assault. I worry that
they won't find safe places where they can heal. I'm frightened for
what this says about us as a society. And I feel helpless. I honestly am
not sure what to say or do that will shed light on the situation and
not just heat.
Any of you have insights on this?