Everybody has things they hope are not true. Everybody has questions they don’t want to ask. This is mine.
Before I start I want to say that I really don’t know the answer, but my hope is that some people reading this post may.
Is male violence, manipulation, and abuse of females a problem in this movement?
In the last couple of weeks I have talked to several people who say it is. One person in particular who I have good reason to trust told a harrowing tale and essentially said her involvement in this movement in a very real sense put her life in danger.
It is wrong. Wrong. Wrong. One time is one time too many. If you have been put in danger or know people who have been put in danger I hope you will speak up.
To know this and ignore it, to know this and rationalize it, to know this and say “well it isn’t that bad of a problem” forfeit any moral standing this movement has.
Maybe I am over-reacting. I certainly hope so and no one will hurt my feelings by saying so.
But the question still remains. Is it a problem and if it is should it not be time to address it and confront it where ever we see it?