Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts Stands with #Solidarity4Survivors





Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to share my story and
Stand in #Solidarity4Survivors. Together we can encourage women to share their stories, release shame, and experience healing.

I recently had an experience with the Los Angeles Police Department and a public backlash that was very dramatic for me.  Although this was not a rape, I do feel that I experienced the effects of a culture that has shamed and repressed our women into believing in a state of insecurity induced silence that perhaps only trauma can disrupt.

It was a sunny afternoon and I had been enjoying making-out with my partner, seated on his lap, while fully clothed, in our own car. It was not our intention to hurt or bother anyone. Someone came down from the third story of a nearby building asking us to stop “putting on a show” which felt demeaning to me at the time because we didn’t feel like we were being inappropriate or trying to flaunt our sexuality, we were simply enjoying the pleasurable fun of each others company. It was disconcerting to realize that people were watching us because it was a reflective glass window, the kind where people can see you but you cannot see them.

A few minutes later a police officer arrived.  I was standing next to our car venting to my dad on the phone about how I felt it was frustrating for someone expect that we conform to what seemed like biased ideas of "socially appropriate behavior," when I overheard the officer ask my partner questions that felt racially charged, “who is she to you?" he asked, even though my partner had already explained who I was and why we were there. He kept asking to see my ID which continued to trigger me because we obviously weren’t doing anything inappropriate.

The police officer and I shared a passive aggressive back and forth, which triggered a panic attack. I walked away, and by and by the time the whole ordeal was over, my wrist was cut by forceful uncompromising police officers, and I was aggravated beyond anything I had ever before experienced in public.

Afterwards I  went straight to a coffeeshop to write about my experience. Writing it all down was the best way I could think of to deal with all the emotions I was feeling. I posted about my experience on Facebook and within a few days the story was international news thanks to the media’s catchy spin on my statement, “Django Unchained Actress Mistaken For a Prostitute”

The sergeant defended himself against the racial implications of his actions by going to TMZ,  a notorious Hollywood gossip site, and delivering a taped portion of our encounter where you can hear that I am quite upset. He also gave interviews to The Hollywood Reporter (and various other “entertainment industry” publications) saying that I was “lying” and that I was “f--king” in the car. After that, the story turned against me and I was subjected to slew of sexist and racist insults all over the internet. “Race-card pulling entitled lying actress slut” was the recurring idea.

It felt very unfair to me at the time, and I was angry that none of the mainstream media would share the fact that the audio tape released on TMZ was not the full audio of the encounter. It left out the first key elements that triggered me, and also the part where you can hear me telling police officers that they’re hurting me with the handcuffs. The fact that that those parts weren’t included in the mainstream media gave off the effect that I was just a  “crazy,” dumb girl who was upset for no reason.

After several months of very public scrutiny, I decided that instead of continuing to fight, or blame the media for not telling the full story, or harbor any more “mean” feelings towards the police officers for how they treated me, I would plead “no contest” to “disturbing the peace” and make my peace with the whole situation. I was tired of being angry and feeling misunderstood for telling my story. I wanted to just own up to the part I played in creating the conflict, and let it go.

I dug deep and wrote a heartfelt, much labored over apology letter, where I owned up to my racial and gender related baggage, and insecurities that essentially caused me to use my emotions in a way that disturbed the peace of the surrounding community (aka the people who were watching the show from the 3rd floor of the building). I apologized to the police officers for my lack of emotional control and asked for forgiveness. The judge denied my letter twice, saying that she did not believe I was sincere, and sentenced us to 15 days of community labor.

At the time I was heartbroken that our female judge refused to understand where I was coming from. Though her harshness was intense at the time, it was ultimately empowering because I realized that it took bravery for me to be authentic and tell the truth about how I actually felt, even if it meant risking that I might be misunderstood.

Now, almost 2 years after I first chose to speak out on Facebook, the police officer involved is no longer employed by the LAPD, and is facing an “ethical violation” from the LA City Ethics Committee.  There have been various public discussions about the issues raised by our encounter, demonstrating for me the basic idea that anytime there is conflict, all parties involved are forced to face demons and grow because of them.  

It definitely wasn’t easy.  I wallowed in fear, disbelief, anger, self-hatred, and shame.  But now, I can appreciate all parts of the experience as essential parts of my growth and transformation. I now know that it is okay to experience pleasure, and that expressing myself with my body doesn’t have to be a source of shame any longer.

Because of the experience, I have connected with feminist activists, sex therapists, such as Yale University Graduate, Dr. Susan Block, P.h.D.,  and other powerful women who have helped me to feel connected to a network of support. I have learned greater love and kindness, especially for those who have hurt me, so that when there is potential for conflict, I have the ability  to see my reflection in “others”, seek understanding, and create greater compassion.

Yes, life can seem very unfair at times, but I am living proof that at some point we are given the opportunity to turn the feelings that once challenged and victimized us into strength and power. And in sharing our stories, we can clear the way to forgive those who have hurt us, releasing the part of ourselves that feels like a victim, and using our newfound power to create more empathy and compassion in our world.

56 comments:

  1. this attitude you have is, indeed, what all humans need to seriously adopt for us as a species to heal our selves from this place of aggression, hatred and violence. this is the very core of buddhist perspective that teaches us to go within and use these negative feelings, thoughts and actions to fight or ward off small mindedness. right on!!!

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  2. hi that is so wrong some thing must be done

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  3. Daniele Watts story is nothing like the rape victims that are now getting thencourage and support they need to speak up. I wont apoligize for speaking my opinion but do not use the lets stand up for rape victims campaign for your personal tantrum.

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    1. You sound like you're a card member of the Party. Heil to you. Long live the Party . . . . NOT!

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  4. I'll bet that if a white couple, male or female, same sex or otherwise, were breaking the law in this manner, then get snarky, then try to LEAVE the scene...just betting the same thing would occur. They were breaking the law. Period. Entitled to do so, they apparently believe... pulling the race card and gender card...it's ridiculous.

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    1. It's against the law to make out in your car!? Wow, where do you live!!???

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    2. Actually, Carolyn, statistics would strongly suggest that you'd lose your bet. But, I see your OTHER point about this perhaps not being the appropriate platform for Daniele's story. She makes great points though about how women are often treated by the authorities and the media. Undue focus is put on their background ("entitled"), their level of intelligence ("dumb"), the level of emotion shown in their reaction ("hysterical", "overly-emotional")... These are the same words used to invalidate and undermine the female victims of sexual assaults and rape. I think Daniele's points here serve as an example of the effects of misogyny in society especially in the justice system. Yes, she was clearly there making out in the car - but did you miss the part where the media and police invalidated and undermined her side of the story? You must have been too busy getting worked up about the "race card" thing. ANYWAY. Maybe you all think the focus here should just be on commending the brave survivors of rape and sexual assault, but it would be great if you could try to think a little deeper and see that what many of these survivors have had to face is a variant of the very same anti-female (and yes, sometimes racist) undermining and invalidation that Daniele faced. Get it now?

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  5. I'll bet that if a white couple, male or female, same sex or otherwise, were breaking the law in this manner, then get snarky, then try to LEAVE the scene...just betting the same thing would occur. They were breaking the law. Period. Entitled to do so, they apparently believe... pulling the race card and gender card...it's ridiculous.

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  6. I also agree. Yeah she was harassed and made to look like something she wasn't but as a survivor of 2 different sexual assaults it upsets me that she is using THIS movement to talk about her experiences.

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    1. Ashley, I'm sorry you went through what you did. Whilst Daniele's story is not about surviving sexual assault, it serves as an example of how far the authorities and the media, can go to undermine and invalidate the testimony of a woman, victim or suspect of whatever crime by placing undue focus on irrelevant aspects of their background of their background, personality, etc. Many rape and sexual assault survivors have felt silenced by such attitudes towards women - the citing of their "hysterical" (and therefore overreactive and unnecessary) behavior, for example, or their attitudes towards sexuality... How many times have you heard a victim of rape being accused of "wanting" her violation, because of the way she was dressed? There's a level of "slut-shaming" to that, and so to Daniele's story. If we can look at the bigger picture and see the examples of how society's attitudes towards women are rather warped and even dangerous, then we can start to end the silencing of victims and see justice being brought on more cases of abuse and assault. I hope you can understand this as a wider but very much related issue.

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    3. Neon, I totally agree with you. I do understand that this is a wider issue however very much related, because it comes from authorities as well as individuals. I can very well understand why Danielle felt undermined, and upset. Why didn't the cop give the same level of respect and non-biased approach to what Danielle had to say as he did the people who made the complaint?
      I believe in Danielle and what she felt and what she went through. There are so many ways a women can be shamed, not only for being perceived as a slut, but other ways as well. Too numerous to cite here. The women on this thread that think just because a woman has acted a certain way or did not take responsibility, are thoughts as old as time. We need to stop this perception of women being the weaker sex, period.
      To Danielle, thank your very much for being brave enough to share what happened to you. Especially since it's been a few years, and now you have to read other women's comments that now tell you, well basically you deserved it. Thank GOD for the people like you Neon, Maria, and others who will stand up for what the truth really is.

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  7. Thank you Carolyn I am a minority (Hispanic) but do I expect to get a green card to go and break the law, absolutely not... this situation has nothing to do with race or gender, and if a cop sees a couple in a car even just making out the first thing that they will ask is are you a prostitute because most of us who respect the law, our surroundings and ourselves we are going to take it to OUR BEDROOMS, OR HOME!!! This petition and campaign is for a serious matter and hurt women that have been victimize without permission.

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  8. Agreed, her issue is completely irrelevant to this platform. And guess what, I wouldn't want people parked near my home "making out". Inappropriate behavior, keep that in the privacy of your own home. Manners and class go a long way.

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    1. I do not agree, I think you and Shelley need to read the comment by Neon again and really try to comprehend the point he's trying to make. He is making a valid point but you are not understanding.

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  9. how absurd that people feel they need to limit affection to their bedrooms or homes... obviously having sex is an intimate act and most people don't want to do that in public but kissing your partner in a private vehicle is not even close to indecent. There are movie posters depicting war and violence plastered around cities but we get upset about the fact that we may see love or affection. Get real.

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  10. Kissing and making out her own words in her story are two different things. You have the freedom to do anything you want that is the freedom that god has given us, but then do not complain of consequences that come your way and leave it your business. So read the story correctly kissing we all do in public but I own a business and if there is a couple making out in front of my business that is not good for my business so yeah I would ask them to leave.

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  11. Neon first of all the public area belongs to everyone so if you do not want your business out in the public find a place to take your business too. And if you don't want to be titled then do not act dumb, you can stand up for serious issues like this petition but to throw a tantrum in public when you are in the wrong that is dumb.

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    1. Raul and Shelly, were you there?? Did you witness this situation firsthand? I doubt it. So let's just use some empathy here, i.e. put yourself in this couple's shoes. You're doing whatever (not sex or sexual acts! But, you know, having a good time) in your car on a public street. You're approached and told off by a neighbour. Ok. Then a cop shows up and he's on your case, you're embarassed and feel kinda harassed but ok... But this cop doesn't seem to believe, Raul, that Shelly is your girlfriend. He thinks maybe Shelly is a prostitute. You take offence to that. Shelly is no street-walking hooker! Also, why so hard to believe Shelly is your girlfriend? Coz she's good-looking and you're not? Coz you're not the same race?? That's real ignorant! So you get even more annoyed. You're talking like you're pissed coz you are! This cop is real disrespectful, regardless of your petty actions in the car! You get it, you shouldn't have been doing what you were doing, but this is getting out of hand, you just want to be on your way. But wait! Shelly's getting handcuffed! She doesn't think that's fair so she's saying so - coz she's sorta mad now! It doesn't have to come to this!

      Does this sound like throwing a tantrum in public? Not to me.

      Raul and Shelly please remember you're human before being so quick to label someone's actions / reactions as a " dumb tantrum". If you can't do that, you are part of the problem.

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  12. Honey you are not talking to Raul it's Shelly commenting and I have learn accountability should read about it and I am not titling anyone I am expressing my opinion and my opinion is that it is a dumb tantrum....... This world wants to act a certain way but do not want consequences and have plenty of excuses like the ones you are giving and the ones she is giving. So being a part of the problem are people that have all the excuses in the world and don't want to take accountability for dumb stuff they do.

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  13. No problem, Shelly. You're entitled to your opinion. It just doesn't sound like an opinion reached through experience or empathy. But anyway. To be fair, your opinion AND my opinion about Daniele's behaviour are irrelevant. We're arguing about the wrong thing. The points Daniele's story makes are about the tactics used for silencing women - victims or otherwise. The invalidation of the testament of a woman (victim or suspect of a crime, it doesn't matter) by trivialising of their opinions and labelling them as dumb or crazy. Even editing footage of the event in question so that the actual behaviour of the woman appears irrational and hypersensitive. And since this campaign is about the silencing of victims, Daniele's story helps to illustrate those tactics of silencing that are used against women so frequently - as victims reporting abuse/assault, expressing an opinion in a neutral situation, or even in situations where the woman's own actions are in question. I hope that with more sharing of stories more people like yourself will come to understand the bigger picture.

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  14. Just so you all know, I felt her story was relevant to this situation because the justice system slut shamed her, the media shamed her and the whole world shamed her. all of these things led her to STOP FIGHTING FOR THE TRUTH. To be totally honest she is telling her story to show how she can relate to this movement considering the crucification of the celebrity before her.

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    1. Thank you, Maria. There are some women who will understand that, and there are others who's understanding will only go so far as to the courage shown by victims of attack and abuse in sharing their story. Whilst kind words can encourage healing and show emotional support, it's an understanding of the bigger picture of sexism and classism in society that will bring about change, since that's just where slut-shaming, victim-blaming, victim-shaming, victim-silencing, etc. all comes from. Please keep up the great work, challenging us women to educate ourselves, and stand up for ourselves and each other!

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    2. its intersectional. you cannot just attack one thing. The oppression and objectification of women has levels. many many levels and all of them need to be addressed.

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  15. Her story has nothing to do with this campaign, for you to face good or bad consequences for actions that you had a choice in is not compare to a victim that had no choice in her situation and has been shamed, victimize and silenced by the world. She has had the chance to speak out and has but because it did not go her way no she is mad and pointing her finger at everyone else. Ladies the end results of Danielles story and a victims story are way different. I see the big picture and thats why I can see the difference between this petition and her story, Neon our opinions are irrelevant you are correct, we should keep fighting for the real victims thats how this petition started and please dont be part of a world that excuse choices to avoid consequences thatvis the real problem, like the legal system excusing the rapist actions because is becominh a world of everyone having excuse for everything. " I did it because the cop was being mean to me" or but I was in a private car ( but on public property) Come on empathy I show to victims Daniel was not silenced nor victimized, someone that can not take accountability for her actions and then gets mad brcause her actions bring her consequences sounds like some of the generation of today.

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  16. No I sound like someone that takes accountability for her actions but it might be something hard for you to understand unknown.

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  17. Shelly you're totally missing the point here, though. It's not about what Daniele did. It's about how society reacted to her as a woman. Think of it this way - if a woman is wearing a tiny mini-skirt and bikini top at a party and gets raped, there are large number of people in society and/or more specifically, the authorities (e.g. Police and the justice system) the media, etc. who would suggest, verbally and otherwise, that this woman was "asking for it". Because of what she was wearing, or her attitude towards her own sexuality. If she was young, rich, and in that outfit, they'd probably call her "entitled" too. This language belittles the victim and seemingly vindicates the culptrit. It's called slut-shaming, and it's a tactic used to silence women - not only victims, which is what this campaign focuses on, but women in general. Now, Daniele is not a victim of an assault. But she is a woman who at the time was perceived to have a certain attitude towards her own sexuality. And these self-same words and tactics were used against Daniele. This is because they stem from an attitude towards women AS A WHOLE, irrespective of them being a victim or even the perpetrator of a crime. According to the local laws, Daniele was doing something wrong, YES. But the system failed to report the FULL story and instead chose to EDIT it in such a way that Daniele's point of view, guilty of the crime or not, was portrayed as hypersensitive, petty, irrational, spoiled, entitled, dumb, crazy.... My God, Shelly if you as a woman have never felt that your point of view was being trivialised because you happened to express it with emotion, then you are one of very few lucky ladies in the world! PLEASE stop focusing on whether Daniele did or did not break the law gracefully or disgracefully! It's irrelevant! This is about the silencing of women by a misogynistic societal system! And sadly the biggest impact it has is on the women and girls who are victims of attack and abuse. Do you get it now????

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    1. Exactly I don't understand why they have trouble comprehending the fact that she was treated unjustly after the fact by shaming her and calling her a liar. They basically victimized her again by how she was treated afterwards. People were making it seem like she was a liar and that it was her fault for the situation. And it doesn't help when women don't support other women like what some are doing at this juncture.

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    2. Girls here is what the definition for the rape victims (women, men -and children) who I am standing for is:
      A victim is anyone who experiences injury, loss, or misfortune as a result of some event or series of events
      - they were harmed;
      - they were not responsible for the occurrence of the harmful act;
      - they were not able to prevent the harm;
      - the harm constituted an injustice in that it violated their rights and the harm could not be prevented by the victim. And the victom did not cause it and being total innocent ( you got that totally innocent) not half. ( being half guilty and half innocent means you are just facing some consequences.
      - victims deserve sympathy and support

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    3. And here is the definition for you alls mentality ( the ones having a conversation With me:

      Victim mentality is an acquired (learned) personality trait in which a person tends to regard him or herself as a victim of the negative actions of others, and to behave like it were the case—even in the absence of evidence. It depends on habitual thought processes and attribution.

      The term is also used in reference to the tendency for blaming one's misfortunes or consequences on somebody else's misdeeds, which is also referred to as victimism.

      Victim mentality is primarily learned, for example, from family members and situations during childhood. It contrasts with the psychologically better-researched traits of neuroticism. Neuroticism may be defined as general emotional instability or a generally enhanced tendency to experience negative emotions. Psychoticism is characterised by hostility and aggression.

      What victim mentality, neuroticism and psychoticism have in common is a relatively high frequency of negative emotional states such as anger, sadness, and fear. But these three traits are also partially independent: for example a given individual may have a high degree of victim mentality and a low degree of neuroticism, in which case a clinical psychologist is unlikely to regard her or him as needing treatment. Conversely, a given individual may have a high degree of neuroticism and a low degree of victim mentality.

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  18. Oh Neon but it is about our actions and what outcome we get I am not one of the lucky ones I am just standing up for the women who really the world has victimized not for the ones that want the law go their way. Honey I dont think with the mentality of having an excuse for wrong actions you will see the point here. Have a good one.

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  19. Neon stop waiting your time with this woman. She is clueless!! I get it it. Some of us don't, which Shelly is a fine example of someone who wants to argue her opinion but doesn't have the common sense to see the big picture behind Danielle's story. Once again...she is clueless!!!

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  20. Good for you Mrs. G lets add another excuse to the world.

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    1. She empathizes with being silenced by the justice system so has decided to stand and support survivors of sexual silence. I fail to see why this is a problem for anyone. She felt the need to clarify why she feels this way because Krista Stodden was crucified for trying to do better. She is in NO WAY saying what happened to her is on par with rape she is simply explaining how her personal experience has made her empathetic to the cause. Why are you here if you clearly want to silence a woman? this page is not about silencing people. Its about making womens voices heard.

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    2. Exactly I just don't understand why she doesn't get it!

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  21. As a white woman, living in a small rural place that lacks enough diversity to have incidences involving corruption/minorities be brought to our attention, i appreciate the light that women like daniele shed. in hillbilly town women are definitely lower on the totem pole than men, many use the bible as their reasoning. we need more stories like this to bring us together and remind us that when it comes to gender it's been unequal for so long that sometimes we swallow the image we are given of what to be, even if we hate the taste. we can change it.. not instantly, but one day we will look back and know our passions helped pushed the movement forward. in the 60's and 70's minorities fought to have law changed fairly for them, and it worked to a degree but imagine slowly changing your entire social image beforehand.. in order to be taken seriously we have to lose these constructs that woman is either non-sexual, pure, saintly and thus worthy or she's a slut, dirty, harlot comparable to beasts. this girl may not have been sexually attacked, she was attacked sexually though and it shouldn't have been reduced to just her color or gender by either side. she's a shade of gray just like the rest of us and i stand with her as a human being who believes in social equality for all colors and sexes

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  22. I am here to stand up for the real victims Maria, not to back up fony stories. Have a good one, honey.

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  23. She was a victim and she was treated in the same unjust manner that most rape victims are. You are not helping by engaging in the same unwarranted behavior by basically saying her ordeal doesn't matter so therefore she shouldn't speak out about it. So much for Women standing united.

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    1. Exactly - that's what's worrying, isn't it Truth. Saying that the way in which she was treated does not matter because of her actions immediately before. It's exactly the same "logic" behind the idea that if a woman is dressed in a certain way, she shouldn't be aggrieved if she gets raped. Not the same situation, but exactly the same "well that's what you get, what did you expect, take responsibility for your actions" so-called logic. And it's so frustrating that it even comes from women too. I mean, frustrating but not surprising, since it's a way of thinking that has been engrained in many of us, from many different cultures, but always the same "a woman's place" ideas - from what we should do or never do, wear or never wear, think or never think, behave or never behave. That we should never speak up when treated unjustly. Shelly's just thinking in the way she has been raised to, in the way that feels comfortable and logical for her, as was Brock Turner's mother when she chose to blame and shame Brock's victim for being raped by her own son - because she had been drinking excessively at the party where Brock raped her - whilst she was unconscious. There it is: "Well what did you expect, that's what happens to girls like you, take responsibility"... It goes to show that just being a woman doesn't make you understanding of the systems of thought used against you and all other women, and many women are much more comfortable conforming to those systems of thought, the rigid rules for "a moral society" which are mainly rigid and heinous rules for women and girls. Continuing to silently, in fact, obliviously, conform is much easier than challenging your own ingrained views and the generally accepted views around you, and opening your eyes to the reality of them, and it's certainly way, way easier than speaking up about it.

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    3. September 3, 2016 at 6:20 AM

      Oh Girls you both keep talking that I am not standing up for women but let me tell you all that the petition I signed was for victims who have been silenced by the world and those rape victims are WOMEN, MEN, CHILDREN, OF EVERY COLOR AND NATIONALITY, AND BACKGROUND. I stand up for what is unjust and what is worrying is that you both belong to a growing generation that excuses are on your agenda because accountability you despise. I do not believe that a girl should get rape because of the way that they are dressed or anybody suffering for someone else actions that is a victim. What is dangerous is a mentality like yours that throws excuses around and that is what gives predators a way out. Because what Brock's mother did is excused him, what I am saying is that you know if you choose to have some fun with your partner in the car and you know that they might be consequences well have your fun but don't complain after wards and act like a victim, and if cops show up take your warning or your ticket but don't act ignorant towards because you think is unfair, a real women and real men makes choices and faces her good and bad consequences without pity,
      The real victims are the ones that did not choose and still got shamed and silenced and they never had a choice to pick good or bad for them someone else choice included them in it.
      AND GIRLS PLEASE DO NOT MAKE IT SEEM LIKE I AM TALKING BAD ABOUT WOMEN I STATING MY OPINION JUST ABOUT THE STORY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SO PLEASE DO NOT TWIST MY WORDS TO MAKE YOUR EXCUSE LOOK BETTE.

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  25. Sorry sweetie but this blog is for REAL WOMEN to support one another not to argue back and forth about a cause that should be uniting us not dividing us. To you sweetie her ordeal meant nothing but to me it certainly did for the mere fact of unjustly she was treated. And who cares if she was kissing her man it's not like they were having sex. I don't understand, this blog is to support each other not to argue. If Mrs Shelly wants to engage in conflict than please take it on another blog.

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  26. Sorry to tell you Mrs. Truth but the petition that we are talking about is about the world silencing RAPE VICTIMS which includes women, men and children, you are making it a womens petition pay attention to the news not only women are getting raped. So if you want your own blog make your own femenist blog and I wont bother you there because I am supporting rape victims. Better luck trying to silence someone by kicking them out of a blog that was started by a petition that for sure you dont understand cause they dont agree with ypur point of you. Have a good one.

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    1. I'm sorry but I'm baffled by the lack of empathy towards this woman's ordeal. The young lady who started the petition even agrees with the rest of us. Yes you are entitled to your opinion but you are belittling her so harshly.

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    2. Look TRUTH I am not trying to belittle anyone, but what this is causing is taking the focus off the petition of the rape victims that I believe in. You and I dont agree on Danielles Story but we both want to stand and support the rape victims correct? So lets agree to disagree on Danielle's story and stand together for this petition. That way we can help the victims that we are trying to fight for. What do you say???

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  27. "A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"

    Real women help each other up not put each other down.

    No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. That said I think this blog is not for you because you are not being supportive you are arguing and you lack empathy.

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  28. If you are going to use the bible you need to read and see that Jesus does not use excuses, the devil has done a good job in twisting the word of god. So like I said I wont bother you in your own blog that stands up for good and wrong, ( no good)

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  30. Look TRUTH I am not trying to belittle anyone, but what this is causing is taking the focus off the petition of the rape victims that I believe in. You and I dont agree on Danielles Story but we both want to stand and support the rape victims correct? So lets agree to disagree on Danielle's story and stand together for this petition. That way we can help the victims that we are trying to fight for. What do you say???

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  31. Thanks for all of the important work you're doing! It kind of blows me away that some folks aren't seeing the relevance in this... No one deserves to be silenced or belittled and as a society we need to stop accepting it. I have two young daughters and have faith that the world will be at least a little better by the time they're grown, thanks to ladies like you. Keep fighting the good fight.

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