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[A tweet from the account of Steph Guthrie (@amirightfolks) that reads “When you victim-blame, be aware that in all likelihood, at least one woman you know and love silently decides she cannot trust you.” At the time of this screenshot, the post had 1044 retweets, and 760 favourites.]
There has been a lot of ink spilled over the last two days about why trigger warnings and content warnings in a university is feminism gone bad and performative and manipulative. But as an actual university educator, I wanted to write about this, even if briefly, and…
"If a woman has [the right to abortion], why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t result in anyone’s death."
-Something Maine lawmaker Lawrence Lockman actually said