Time magazine just named their widely acclaimed and followed “Person of the Year”, an award sometimes not given to a single person, but rather to several people, a meme or movement, an entity, basically any ‘thing’ that has greatly influenced the public discourse or narrative.
That’s their story and they’re sticking to it.
This year (Dec of 2017) Time announced their selection for the award…”The Silence Breakers”…collectively several women who have individually, and publicly, broken their silence regarding (past) sexual abuse and unwanted transgressions by men in positions of power and influence.
Where do I begin?
Just about the only thing that isn’t fraudulent about this entire affair is the fact there was actual sexual abuse and unwanted transgressions by men in positions of power, though components of this ‘truth meme’ will be challenged by me in this article.
Unfortunately this subject, as are all subjects we don’t talk (or think) about, is a cognitive landmine just waiting to ensnare and destroy. We are only as sick as our deepest darkest secrets, those people, places and things we dare not speak of, even to ourselves. Or, at best, we speak of them in hushed tones only to our closest confidants, often not our spouses and loved ones.
In an effort to defuse the worst of the triggered I shall lay out my credentials in public to demonstrate I’ve had chips in the game and I may actually know something about the subject, despite being a ‘privileged’ white male.
I was abused both as a child and as a young adult…in every way imaginable, meaning not just sexually. I am/was one of those who were ‘silenced’ by the person(s) in power, by the public’s refusal to discuss these ugly subjects and, most importantly, by myself.
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