Women get assaulted. Women get attacked. Women get harassed, manipulated, intimidated, but women are survivors. Time and time again, she persists, even against all odds. Hosts Jenna Brister and Wagatwe Wanjuki share their stories, and those of the men and women who fought back, who won, and who live rising above the trauma of their experiences.
Mav Viola was attacked by someone she trusted - her youth pastor. She eventually realized he’d been grooming her (and other girls) for this abuse. Even WORSE, her church community didn’t believe her because apparently ‘someone who is a mostly ok dude that sometimes does terrible things to women’ is good enough! We’re throwing out some Hail Mary’s hoping churches get the hell away from this idea. Here’s a tip for people hiring anyone who works with children: if they’re a sex offender, DON’T HIRE THEM.
Links from today’s episode!
Mav is DOPE. You should definitely check out her website.
Grooming is common for predators, but Oprah is here to teach you the signs.
Bad dudes don’t get to “decide” when we’ve gotten over their behavior. (We’re looking at you, Louis C.K.)
(Actually a lot of us are. Wagatwe is, Roxane Gay is, EVEN FOX NEWS IS.)
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