I’m running out of words to fully express the grief that stands by the door. I’m running out of tears to cleanse the rough wounds that come with each moment I want to hear her voice. I can call it up in my head and […]
Month: October 2017
Woody Allen was interviewed recently by the BBC regarding the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. He stated that:
“You also don’t want it to lead to a witch-hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself.”
This has come at a time when many powerful men have been accused of sexually assaulting women – from Bill Cosby to the POTUS – and in a week where the MeToo hashtag has exploded, revealing the extent sexual harassment and assault people (especially women) are exposed to. #ΜeToo has been like lifting a rock to find all the dark and predatory creatures that lurk beneath it. Creatures that many of us suspected were there but have tried not to come face-to-face with for fear it would be too much to handle.
But it is high time these acts of sexual harassment and aggression were brought into the light. We need to be aware of the extent of them. So Allen (A powerful man with a more than dubious sexual past) should not be referring to the revealing of sexual misconduct as a ‘Witch hunt’ because this term is both misleading and disingenuous.
I replaced the floor – linoleum, underlayment, and subfloor – in my bathroom last week. Twice. And I replaced the thrice-damned toilet that caused the problem. Which is part of why I’ve been radio-silent for a bit. (Shout out to my awesome wife for her […]
The world is being difficult right now. That is often true. It may be frivolous of me to be writing about simpler things but I wasn’t going to be writing about the difficult things so I may as well share what I have to share. […]