Just, we are having a conversation. Thomas and T, without question the same “person” is similar to others I e seen who make similar off beat, self centered (at best) comments on articles written by women, trains or other non-male persons about issues that aren’t related to them. It’s a curious form of abuse, not valid conversation.

In this case I did a little more research to find that the ill-conceived, extremely broad telephone based CDC survey was somewhat misreported two years ago … yes, there were 2–3 articles that said “women rape men as often as men rape women.” The study, crummy though it was, never said that.

It found among the small number of respondents that said they had experienced one of a list of six sexually-related negative behaviors over the prior year that about the same number of female and male perpetrators had done one of the behaviors to the respondent. The behavior where women predominated with male victims was “non-contact unwanted sexual experiences.” The study clearly stated that in rape, both male and female victims were predominantly the victims of male perpetrators.

I indeed see that there is a growing movement to place this in the forefront of public attention. I responded because I do see something of this nature on nearly all articles written — in order, by a woman, primarily about women; by a woman about other people, gender identity mixed; by a male focusing on better treatment of women; on race-related articles.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but things are still so bad for the average woman that she could easily experience what “Marie” covered by the Marshall Project and Lara McLeod did — both were raped by violent male serial predators. Both were disbelieved and prosecuted for making false rape charges. Later, their rapists were caught and prosecuted for other rapes of other victims. Only then was evidence examined and the truth learned.

My grandmother, at over age 80, was almost raped and murdered by a serial rapist in the Beverly/Fairfax area of Los Angeles. It was this man caught years later: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Floyd_Thomas,_Jr.

Eleven days after my 21st birthday, I was hit on the head, knocked unconscious and raped by a named chair of literature at not my own, but an associated college. When I woke, he was finishing up his business. He beat me while I was unconscious, burned me, bit me and multiply penetrated me causing serious bleeding injuries and internal bruising. Worst was thinking he was going to murder me. I thought my life was at an end. I prayed for forgiveness of my sins and found peace.

But he let me go. So I am here today. I could write much more about the “non physical unwanted sexual contact” I still experience even at my advanced age. I believe these are actions that fit under the “sexual harassment” category for which we should all receive workplace training.

The thing is, gender bias is real, and this article was about a woman’s experiences and her female partners. Just reading that, and also reading that the author was targeted more due to being bisexual, is the point of the article.

These weirdos trolling around the internet believing they are up and coming versions of Sargon of Akkad — I have news for them. You are not Sargon of Akkad and “non physical unwanted sexual contact” is not rape. Getting whistled at on the street is not rape. Your boss asking if you have a big dick is not rape. It is what it is and it was and is not the topic of this article.

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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