"The coordinator wastes no time telling me the school no longer wants my father’s name gracing its library. I am mute."
It's more complicated than just saying you don't support the Alabama nominee.
Steve Schmidt's reality check: The Senate nominee is accused of "molesting a little girl."
The 'closed mouth' syndrome leads to pain creating pain. If people worried more about talking things over with their children, we probably wouldn't have so many cases of child rape and molestation reports in the news WEEKLY.
If you're an editor like myself, you have a lot of manuscripts to read. If you're a bookseller, you've got to stay on top of what's being published. This summer it seems like most of the editors and booksellers I know are reading A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara's second novel.
The public is ready to forgive almost every crime except the one Cyril committed. On a radio show he participated in, a woman told him she would rather see her child murdered than sexually molested. He knows he has been demonized in the minds of almost everyone.
My name is Ryan Black, and I was sexually abused as a child. It's been 20 years since I first admitted that to myself out loud and first to my mother. For me it was the first step down the slippery slope of healing.
Even the people who've had experience with addiction, molestation, abusive fathers, hysterical mothers, horrible politicians, and Russian sporting events are not necessarily experts. At least not in the classic sense. They can be experts about themselves, their experiences. But no one else, no one else's experiences.