In the midst of the #MeToo movement, it somehow makes sense that the most powerful serial harasser and misogynist in the country would find the time to defend an alleged child molester. Trump scoffed at the allegations, saying that Roy Moore denied multiple women’s accounts – as if that made them less than true. As if we were supposed to be believe the word of one man rather than a handful of women and even more witnesses.
So this week, as so many of us are with family (for better and worse) celebrating the holiday, I’m thankful for the truth. The truth that women are telling across the country and the truth that so many Americans are believing. We don’t need Trump’s support or belief – the world’s most famous liar is never going to be a champion of women or truth.
Instead, let’s be grateful to all the women coming forward, at great risk to their reputations and lives, to end the silence around abuse and assault. I hope they are all feeling unburdened, at the very least, and that they can feel our thankfulness for their bravery.
Glass half full
It looks as if Mike Flynn is cooperating with Mueller’s investigation and perhaps negotiating a deal. Happy Thanksgiving! Oh, and while we are all living most certainly in The Bad Place, the fantastic show that gives us all some much-needed reprieve, The Good Place, has been renewed for another season.
What I’m RTing
Who I’m reading
What I’m listening to
Ezra Klein talking with Rebecca Traister about #MeToo and the generations of female talent lost due to sexual harassment.
How outraged I am
The process for coming forward about harassment in Congress is difficult to the point of absurdity – so I’m at a morose seven out of 10.
How I’m making it through this week
Leftovers and pie for breakfast. As if you even needed to ask.
Credit: The Guardian