I've been absent for a month, but since no one is knocking down the door about that, I'm going to roll along. Two days ago, I read this harrowing story of the sexual assaults suffered by advice columnist Jean E. Carroll. The most brutal of those "assaults" is a rape she says was committed by the sitting U.S. President.
This essay is powerful, devastating, disgusting, scary and, ultimately, sad.
My political leanings are no secret -- I'm a liberal democrat and I vote that way. I never in a million years thought a former reality TV host with a history of bankruptcies, public adulteries and divorces and crass comments on regular visits to a crass radio show (The Howard Stern Show) would be the leader of my country.
Carroll is the 22nd woman to accuse him of a range of unwanted sexual advances. This accusation is the most brutal and, as hard as it is to read, the best thing I've read this week.
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Molly Yanity, Ph.D.