Years of trauma and silence

“Every week brings new variations on the theme of women, racked with pain and rage, rising up in protest after too many years of trauma and terrified silence,” writes Molly Ball in the October 1, 2018, issue of Time magazine.

“Every week, too, has brought fresh reminders of the extent to which our whole reality is the product of the privilege and prejudices of entitled men. They decided what the story was, who got ahead, what the laws were and to whom they applied. Who lived and who died, from prisoners on death row to the fetus in the womb. Who was believed and who was destroyed. The men handled the disruptions quickly and quietly, with lawyers and payments and handshakes, with the grip of a policeman’s fist and a gavel pounded on a desk. Until suddenly there were too many to be contained.”