I’ve been ogled at, cat-called, and groped in ways that left me feeling small, ugly, icky, angry, uncool, too sensitive. I think it’s enough to say, #MeToo.
#MeToo means we’re human. We’re all full of confusion and delusion and fear. And the more we share, the more we move through our fear.
Anansi and the Maroon and indigenous dwellers of the jungle had indirectly taught me that my 'primitive brain' and instinctual self, contrary to popular Western belief, were not ruled by fear and existential angst.
Suggesting that the Stanford rapist's actions were a mistake caused by alcohol is to suggest that every man has an inner rapist, and that there is a line -- perhaps 5 drinks, or perhaps 10 -- that, when crossed, turns men into animals incapable of self-control.