What a male ally looks like

While I continue to sift through the fallout from my July 18 post, in which I asked male-identified folk to speak out to end rape culture, I invite my readers to enjoy a video featuring a fella I’ve admired for a very long time. In this particular clip, MY Senator (I love saying that) reminds Focus on the Family of the importance of getting your facts…erm, straight.

This is relevant to our rape culture discussion because when FoF saw the words “nuclear family” in a research study, they assumed it meant only opposite-gendered parents and used it to support their bogus claims. They were wrong. Similarly, when certain members of our population learned that a woman was seen drinking a cocktail with the man she would later accuse of rape (as Jamie Leigh Jones, who has worked with Sen. Franken, did), they assumed she deserved what happened to her. They were wrong, too.

2 Responses to “What a male ally looks like”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Saw Franken's speech and was envious that MN had him. Think he'd run for president??

  2. Shannon Drury says:

    The thought of Al Franken running for president has me all a-shiver. I WOULD LOVE IT.

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