Molester Monday


Our intentions are good but our memories are short. It was exactly a year ago that the recording of Trump boasting about that “pussy grab” led to an online flood of women sharing their own experiences of sexual assault. There were the formative flashings, the inappropriate doctors, there were women who relived the abuse they’d suffered as children, tweeting into space and risking plenty in order to affect change.

It was exciting! Do you remember 2016? When hope existed? Before the sky turned orange, and the winds came? That whole campaign felt important, a step forward. It felt as if by shining this honest light on women’s daily harassments and horrific assaults men would understand the gritty texture of our lives and never cross a boundary again. It felt big, like there was no going back.

Men responded to that outpouring with shock. They’d known it happened of course, they just hadn’t known. After publishing a column about that thread of assaults I received a load of emails from readers with their own stories – something had been uncorked, and women who’d never talked before about the crap they’d faced at 15 were encouraged now to shout about it. Partly out of solidarity. There was a huge feeling of warmth, of arms being linked, a reminder that you should not feel shame about having been victimized by a shitty man. But mainly these women were choosing to dredge up some of the worst moments of their lives in order to kick at the struts holding up powerful men, and to prevent a similar thing happening to somebody else.

@ TG


Folks, we have a freak-show going in this country that would rival anything a Circus could provide. It proves all too clearly that power corrupts completely when exercised in a narcissistic manner. Our tolerance for corruption is gone completely by allowing this behavior to continue unabated, unchallenged, and decency with it.

“One Nation under God” not necessarily meaning a type of religion favoring one or another but a kindness and benevolence that was the basis for uniting us as one country.

That idea is still there, it is just covered up by the money-hungry-powerful filth they call the 1%. Men that would reach a level of arrogance so enormous, they hold no regard for the lives they destroy just the empowerment of themselves is what they crave.

Unfortunately for us the President, leader of the free World, is one of them, for now.

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11 Responses to Molester Monday

  1. Den says:

    The knock down-drag out ball game is finally over with the Astros walk-off homer in the 10th inning 13-12. 😦


  2. Den says:

    I’m changing car and bike insurance since my new bill got here saying I owed 1K+ for the year with no cites or claims, what a ripoff. CA has “low cost” car insurance through some insurance firm but when I checked the cost ended up being $4 less than my recent bill per vehicle, big woopee. The bike is $15/mo with Allstate, $30 with Nationwide now.

    I got a Allstate policy on the bike, still scouring for better car prices tho, that “low cost” stuff is BS, one more worthless money-sucking program in need of deletion.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    A hatch of very small insects flying around. On Halloween.


  4. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Cold still. Who knows if a day or two of warmth will return. I went to town to gas up the car, hit the library and grocery store for a couple items. Brrrr.

    Didn’t get a chance to come in here until20 minutes ago, trying to hurry on my internet rounds so I can get back out in the LR. I gave Bob an Ativan at 5:45 because he’s been king of agitated, not able to get comfortable. Seems to have helped him get some sleep so I could dare come in here.

    Off to the Lansing State Journal, pant, pant, pant.


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Egads! Nobody at the Starbucks drive thru either while going to the grocery store or when returning. What is the world coming to?


  6. David B. Benson says:

    Standard 13 minutes to the Hillside Cafe for a shrimp dinner. The College of Engineering is taking its budget cut by reducing graduate teaching assistants stipends by 1/6th. Ouch!


  7. Den says:

    Bring in the Pumpkin Handlers:


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