Sadly, you are very right. With the Kavanagh situation, I feel like screaming every time I hear, Why didn’t she come forward before now?

Is it really too difficult for these men to understand? It is because of them and their stand-by-your-man-no-matter-what women who silence those of us who want to tell our stories, need to tell our truths. It is because of all the men and women who excuse assault and rape by saying, Boys will be boys, because they value the boys and their fun more than the girls and their pain.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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