So bummed to hear about the latest news item: The AL FRANKEN USO Tour incident. It's a shame when someone who makes such a great political difference can lose great credibility because of mistakes from their past. Yes, we've all done stupid things in life (and no one is perfect) but this 'WEINSTEINGATE" era has raised some extremely relevant points and questions that must be discussed so these long allowed inappropriate BEHAVIORS (as well as our REACTIONS to them) can change and end for good.
With so many sexual harassment stories coming out, we all should be conducting our own PERSONAL INVENTORIES.
Last night I called two of my previous partners who were also my submissives a long time ago in the BDSM Community. Both of these men allowed me a negotiated power that I wanted to make sure I never took for granted or abused. That was just the most obvious first example for me to reflect on in my own life.
As these news stories keep exploding before our eyes, I shall keep searching inside myself.
If we really think hard on it, we all may have a call we might have wanted to make, but have pushed it down, whether it be a small comment we deeply regret or a physical violation. Check in on this. Show some grace. One brave soul at a time we can heal this world. Let's use this moment in history to grow as a species.
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