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After 20+ years volunteering with battered, traumatized, and sexually assaulted women, I think anybody who disavows gender-based oppression and inequality needs a big, hot dose of reality.
The political and economic advances of women are meaningful, but in my work these are tokens and totems. Men still comprise over 90% of violent offenders against women. Sexual assault and trauma still affects more women than heart disease and cancer combined.
In a truly equal society, the strong would not overpower the weak. Until men take ownership of this violence and do the work to end it, equality is still in the starting stages.
posted 2 years, 8 months ago
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