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View Diary: My Brother is a Product of Rape (95 comments)

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  •  I encountered the Akin effect when I reached out (19+ / 0-)

    for help with domestic violence.  Your poll summarizes the attitudes of those that still perpetuate the cycles of violence and misogyny.  I wondered at the time which hurt more the primary bullying or the secondary that I received at the hands of those that should have helped, had the jobs and the titles to know what they were doing, but deliberately refused to enforce the law.  I found out that if one continues to stand and speaks truth to power the Akin types will make sure that you know that you are being uppity.

    I thought things had progressed further than they had.  I thought I was more equal than I was.  It was eye opening.  If anything good can come from the American Taliban (which is what they are) stepping out and proclaiming their ends it is the shock that everyday women might have and the men that support them.  With this shock they can do something because it should motivate them.

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