It seems as if we’re witnessing the eruption of a seemingly bottomless well of brave survivors feeling secure enough to come forward about their experiences with sexual misconduct, both in Hollywood and in other high-profile walks of life. And though it’s not as if we didn’t know, on some level, that people must have been getting hurt, it’s still painful to watch human beings – some of whom were children at the time of their assaults – sit with their pain as they expose it to the world.

It takes guts and confidence and downright bravery to talk about the things that society has convinced us are too shameful to see the light of day. Which is why it’s so important to make sure everyone sees these people coming forward. Like Terry Crews did.

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And the internet loves him for sharing, and for demonstrating that it doesn’t matter what you look like or who you are – sexual assault is about power and shame and the culture we’ve created that allows people to get away with it.

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Take care of yourselves, friends.

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