Monday, February 8, 2016

Yes. This. (Re: Jian Ghomeshi's Charges and Trial)

I don't often write a blog post that's basically just a link to someone else's blog. In fact I don't think I've ever done this before.

However, this blog post captured so perfectly feelings that I haven't been able to articulate about the charges against and trial of Jian Ghomeshi that I decided to share a link to this blog post here.

If you are a someone who has been upset by Jian Ghomeshi's (yes, yes, alleged) actions and/or our society's response thereto, or if you are someone who wants to understand why many people are upset by this, please read this blog post.

Here's an excerpt to give you an idea of where this (eloquent and pithy) blog post will take you:

"The woman, discredited witness #1, wrote him flirty emails a year later, attaching a shot of her in a red bikini. Does that mean Jian Ghomeshi didn’t assault her?… Nope. It means we live in a society where women are so devalued that the deeply engrained desire for male approval supersedes our own intuition constantly. We don’t even know how to recognize our intuition, let alone respect and heed it, because we grow up speaking less, being listened to less and being recognized as complex and intelligent, worthwhile individuals much less."
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