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Mansplaining The Trauma of Women

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... I watched Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s gripping Instagram account of the January 6th terrorist attack on the Capitol, while in awe of her strength, moved by her candor, and sickened by the details...And I knew what was coming next: unrepentant mansplaining...In the hours and day that followed, male journalists, podcast hosts, and lawmakers across the aisle lined up to do what men often do to women at times like these: minimize trauma, invalidate pain, and analyze events they were not present for—not because they believe she is lying but because they fear she is telling a truth that implicates them. They aren’t just demonizing a survivor of abuse, they are in some ways defending themselves.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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