Today, a lot of places to go and things to do. Also, tonight the second Presidential "debate". Actually, it's not a debate. Did you know that both Obama and Romney signed a 21-page contract that specifically forbids anyone asking any remotely embarassing or controversial question? Which means it's a commercial.
Nothing controversial. Nothing embarassing. That's just not tolerated.
Do you feel like you're being heard when you try to talk about being a trauma survivor? Regardless of what the cause was, does anyone pay attention to you? Or, do you feel like you have to fight to literally feel like one person is paying attention?
Where I live, there are lots of guy rape survivors. Yet, there is no support group for them. Why? Because for some reason here it's the worst thing in the world to admit that's what you are. It's not your fault. Also, you don't have to do anything. On the other hand, what does that say when you're in a major city and theres literally no place to turn to?
Does this mean these people are bad in some way? No. It's just sad in my opinion that no one feels secure enough to be able to speak out without being ridiculed. Because let's face it. In today's 24/7 global celebrity megahype news cycle, trauma isn't trending as high as what Obama had for lunch. Sorry, if it's not happening, we don't care.
When we got shut out by literally every place we turned to to be heard, we said ok, enough. We'll start our own network. Do any of the Powers that Be read this blog? We do have readers in places like LA, New York, Washington, D.C. London, Toronto, Moscow, Tel Aviv. You know who you are.
Do you think that I'm a threat for posting here? Does Obama think I'm a "terrorist" for opposing the Afghan war? Many just want rape survivors (men or women) to just get over it. Then shut up and go away.
Unfortunately, they won't. Why? Because all human beings who are trauma survivors deserve to be heard. Whether you're a psycho pedophile or a CIA covert operative, torture is torture. It never works.
If you really want to help trauma survivors, do you want them to feel like they're out of sight and out of mind? How would you feel if it seemed literally like there was no one to turn to? Do you have to use buzz words to get someone's attention?
If you want to watch the "debate", that's your choice. Just bear in mind that nothing controversial will be permitted. Nothing remotely embarassing or anything that will actually require someone to tell the truth. Because first, it's legally prohibited. Second, it's an "event". It's an ad campaign where the Brands will be hyped as much as possible. Besides, for the money that we're spending on this campaign, we want our money's worth.