A message from The Mistress to Donald Trump and any man or woman who exhibits sexually predatory behaviour:
If you are not my lover or my doctor, hands off my pussy!!!
The Mistress has spoken.
For much more eloquently spoken comments, read part of Michelle Obama's remarks here.
Thank you, Michelle Obama, for your powerful, impassioned words.
What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault is a crime of power and control. The term sexual assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. Some forms of sexual assault include:
Penetration of the victim’s body, also known as rape.
Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator’s body.
Fondling or unwanted sexual touching.
Why, you ask, is The Mistress so riled up about sexual assault? The Mistress encourages you to read the following violations against her person that occurred during her teenage years. This list, which only includes a handful of incidents, all occurred BEFORE the age of 20!
Why didn't she go to the authorities? It was an era when sexual assault was not talked about as openly as it is today. Many women were not believed if they stepped forward with complaints. Those who did press charges were raked over the coals in a court of law. Remember, there were no documentaries on TV to educate the public about sexual assault. No social media campaigns. No celebrities coming forward to tell their stories in the media.
A partial list of sexual assault incidents committed on The Mistress from age 12-19:
Age 12-14: Repeatedly sexually assaulted by a man in his late 20s. The Mistress prefers not to elaborate other than to say that she hopes he dies a slow and painful death.
Age 16: The Mistress lands her first job. The boss corners her each time she walks into the stock room, pushing her against the wall, forcing his tongue down her throat and fondling her breasts. The Mistress did not know anything about workplace sexual harassment. She quit her job rather than seek legal aid.
Age 16: Raped by an ex-boyfriend. Why didn't The Mistress report him? Because she was told that sexual assault by an ex-boyfriend did not constitute rape because of their sexual history together.
Age 16: Middle of winter. Having a drink with a male acquaintance in a bar. Refused his sexual advances. While in the ladies' room, the man hid her winter parka. He refused to give it back unless she would agree to sex with him. She refused to have sex but couldn't ask for help from the bar staff because she was underage and afraid she would get in trouble. She had to walk home in the freezing cold without a coat. Thankfully, next day, when The Mistress described what happened to her to a male friend, the friend confronted the man and retrieved her coat for her.
Age 17: The Mistress had too much to drink at a party, asked the host (a good friend) if she could "sleep it off" in his bed, and he agreed. Another party-goer sneaked upstairs, and attempted to rape her. She was able to fight him off by saying she was about to vomit.
Age 19: The Mistress, now a university student, is visiting the home of a fellow student. He is interested in her and she is intrigued by him but wants to get to know him better before so much as kissing him. After a short time talking, he made strong sexual advances which The Mistress rejected, and said she wanted to return to her dorm on campus. While in the bathroom, he hid The Mistress's shoes and she was forced to walk back to the dorm (about a half hour walk) barefoot.
Age 19: The Mistress leaves her university dorm room to brush her teeth in the communal washroom, leaving her door unlocked. She returned to find a fellow student on her bed. He forced her onto the bed, tried to remove her clothes, and tried to rape her. The Mistress was able to stop him, following a heated struggle. This man is now a politician.
NOTE: The above incidents, and many more, occurred while The Mistress was a teenager, before she turned 20. After the age of 20, incidents would continue to occur but The Mistress had learned a thing or two by this time and was able to defend herself.
But let's give you an idea of just one of the typical behaviours The Mistress experienced past the age of 20. The Mistress would be walking along the street, minding her own business. Men would swerve up to the curb in their cars, masturbating vigorously while ogling her. Isolated incident? No. This sort of thing happened numerous times.
As mentioned previously, this was just a partial list of sexual assault incidents.
End of personal account.
Donald Trump, hoping this will all go away, said, "I will not allow the Clinton machine to turn our campaign into a discussion of their slanders and lies, but will remain focused on the issues facing the American people."
But I say to you, Donald Trump, and all your supporters, sexual assault is an issue.
“I know it’s a campaign, but this isn’t about politics. It’s about basic human decency. It’s about right and wrong. And we simply cannot endure this, or expose our children to this any longer—not for another minute, and let alone for four years. Now is the time for all of us to stand up and say enough is enough. This has got to stop right now.”