I read an article the other day that made me fucking mad.
You can read it here, but it can be summed up as the response that John Oliver faced after he confronted Dustin Hoffman about the sexual abuse allegations he’s facing. Oliver was told it was the wrong time and place to question him.
My response to that is:
THERE IS NEVER A WRONG (or right!) TIME AND PLACE TO TALK ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE.
Those mother-fucking arseholes who did the crime deserved to be called out whenever and wherever. Oh, I’m sorry, it made YOU uncomfortable?! Imagine how those women felt when it happened to them.
When I informed a male coworker earlier this year what had happened to me, his response was that talking about it was making him feel uncomfortable. I hit back with, “Well you should be, because you’re part of the problem by not standing up for women who are telling you their story!” I went on to say that it was mighty uncomfortable to have a penis shoved into my vagina when I’d said no, but sure, if this is making you uncomfortable than I’m really sorry. Not.
I want to say thank you to John Oliver from women everywhere.