For All the #MeToo’s
I don’t know about you, but for me, I’m kind of stunned at the huge numbers of #MeToo’s I’ve seen since Weinstein was outed. Not to mention the huge number of other disgusting predators who have been exposed. But, none hold a candle to this vile excuse for a man in Alabama.
Writing about my own experiences with sexual predators has a lot to do with what’s taken so long to finish my memoir. Somehow you manage to block those experiences from your mind, simply to keep your own sanity, but they never really leave you.
I remember overhearing my grandmother saying to my aunt, “She’s built a wall around herself, and I don’t know if she’ll ever let anyone in.” That comment kind of shocked me. I hadn’t thought or felt that I had been isolating myself. But, I did learn at an early age to be wary.
My mother felt her father never loved her enough. He was a ‘spare the rod, spoil the child’ kind of father but, he was not that way with me. She resented me for that. In hindsight, I think he may have looked at me as his redemption for all the beatings his kids got.
In some strange way, I should be thankful for my mother’s relationships with men who were simply using her for sex. It exposed me to types I needed to be wary of, and that kept me from letting some ‘uncles’ and stepfathers molest me. It’s hard to explain, really, but I had a sixth sense about those men, thanks to her.
It also kept me from dating much in my early teens. My first ‘boyfriend’ was a punk. He was three years older than me and, to be honest, I think he hung around because getting me into bed was such a challenge for him. He lost the challenge regularly.
You have to find the right person to not feel dirty about sex, I think. At least that was my experience. When building a friendship comes first, it opens the door to a true relationship, in my opinion. That doesn’t mean you have to marry whoever you have sex with, of course, but you have to feel comfortable. Trust your gut, so to speak.
But, this disgusting excuse for a human in Alabama takes the prize for the predator of the century. You don’t have to be under the age of consent to be molested. It can happen at any age. Just ask the predator in the White House. But, to admit what you have done and make excuses for it is as bad as the act itself.
What bothers me the most about what is going on in D.C. now is the hypocrisy of Congress. How many of those who are hedging their opinions about Roy Moore is covering their own ass for fear of being exposed as the same? Because, as the predator in chief said, “When you’re a celebrity they just let you do it.”
That line, by the way, is total bullshit.
If nothing else, this entire Moore debacle is shining the light on predators even brighter than the predator in chief did with all his braggadocio. I hope they all go down in flames.
What say you?