Important Disclaimers: While I thought about as a medical/mental health activist for the last day, trying to address this issue, an amazing OB/GYN vlogger who I follow on You Tube addresses the horrific behavior of this rapper.
I had to think about my part, in what’s already making my skin crawl, of putting more of this out there about this young woman.
But then I think about how grotesque of what’s already been done to her.
And other women now coming out and admitting that they were subjected just even just private exams for purity.
I think of young women who might have been raped by a family member, stranger and/or friend and stayed silent, not willing to risk telling anyone and the shame that they feel that really isn’t theirs to bear.
I think of that trauma possibly leading to possibly future abusive relationships, addictions, if not suicidal thoughts or if not, a suicide.
And I can’t stand the thought of that.
This has to be part of a bigger discussion on where we go from here.
It’s horrible for anyone to not feel safe anywhere.
Especially for children in their own homes and this goes to show, socio-economics, race,religious and political beliefs aren’t a factor in this form of abuse and emotional assault, as it’s more widespread and women are finally coming out talking about it, since the TI story, broke.
For haters, you wanna come after me, for the mistakes I’ve made as a parent, that I don’t profit from in any way and talk about humiliatingly, to remove stigma, so other parents don’t make the same mistakes I did and so what I put my children and family though, so unintentionally hurtful, so that others don’t make the same mistakes as I did, well knock yourself out with the hate and death threats.
However leave physicians, like the amazing physician in above vlog who delivers babies and is also an amazing educator, just like leave anyone else alone, who’s also called this out and definitely don’t revictimize the victims who have and will come forward!!!
For those who’ve been through this kind of trauma, I want you to know I’m so sorry you went through that, it should’ve never happened and I sincerely hope that if it doesn’t mean anything coming from me, I hope it comes from others where it’s more meaningful to you, if you haven’t either come forward, due to fear or because you said something and no one believed you.
I believe you and others will believe you, as well, if you ever feel comfortable coming forward and that’s something if you choose, needs to be done on YOUR timetable and if you never feel comfortable, that’s okay.
Note: Just because you have my opinion to expressly hate on me, if one is a predatory psychopath and thinks what TI did is okay, doesn’t mean I’m going to NOT report any death threats to the proper authorities !!!