This seems to be one of the most useful posts on this topic that I’ve seen so far.
I’m still pondering my own responses.
There is so much to say and so little coherence in me right now. Recent dredging up of past events because of current ones is not a bad thing if used as an example for how to correctly have conversations going forward about abusers in our community. Getting stuck in the quarreling over that past event is counterproductive and rarely moves that conversation forward.
That doesn’t mean everyone should shut up about it. It means finger pointing backwards in time at those you believe didn’t do enough or did too much when there was no template in place for how to speak of abuse in our community doesn’t promote the conversation we need to have. There was no template for accountability when legal authorities aren’t involved (or yet involved) and the rehashing of blame only stalls the conversation at the point of the past crisis. Stalled means we stay where…
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