On Wednesday, almost a million students walked out of school for 17 minutes to demand gun control legislation. The students came from counties that ran the spectrum from red to blue, from Brooklyn to California, from Columbine High School in Colorado to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. I was able to find photos from the walkout at the midwestern high school I attended with a quick Twitter search. I bet you can find yours, too. But not every school encouraged children to protest.
And lo! It has come to pass as the prophecy foretold: Donald Trump has been exposed—and may be taken down—by a woman he tried to silence. The woman in question, Stormy Daniels (born Stephanie Clifford) is an adult actress who claims she had an affair with Trump from 2006 through 2007.
Happy Birthday, mansplainers! You are officially 10 years old, and I am the last feminist left on earth who is still charmed by your existence. Maybe this is not literally true (if so, please do power up the old Twitter account and mansplain the rhetorical uses of hyperbole to me), but it does seem that the term has fallen into some disrepute. It was intended to refer to the act of a man explaining something to a woman that she already knows.
@Kate_Kelly_Esq If I can see proof of a pattern of Aiston surveilling people, using slurs, maintaining persistent unwanted contact after the person has requested to be left alone, exploiting Twitter architecture through false mass-reports, etc, I'm happy to correct my statement.
@Kate_Kelly_Esq I don't "admittedly know nothing," but I can behave like an adult and admit I might be wrong. Thus far, I have seen her respond in an intense way to people who initiated hostile conversations, clearly angry and in the context of intense harassment.
@Kate_Kelly_Esq She doesn't have to be "blameless" or likable or even a very good person for this to be true. And it should worry people that the mass-report worked, because trolling women off social platforms is a pattern for these guys, whether or not you like the targets.
@Kate_Kelly_Esq I'm not ruling out the possibility that she's said things that are worse than what I've seen, but the people specifically saying this is a political victory, that they silenced her due to her politics, that they want her dead or to limit her employment, etc., are very real.
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