Listen to women. Believe women. It doesn't mean blindly it means a man's words are equal to a woman's words. It means consider her health her wellbeing as much as you consider his reputation his hard work. Consider her strength her struggle to stand her shaken speech her "I can do this " "My voice matters. We matter." as much as you consider his shock his victim cry his ruined life his "I'm a nice guy" "Not all men. It's not fair" Consider this: both men and women are capable of lying but only one of them is painted "liar." Both men and women seek attention but only one is labeled "attention seeker." These are human behaviors renamed female. The paint brush strokes, the finger points only when a woman's truth threatens the comfort of a man as one becomes all and they bind together to shut her up, "Silence. Get back in line." Both men and women have a place in this world but only one of them is held down and pressured to stay there. Only one is encouraged to live up to their full potential And it is seen as the most violent crime if his chance is ever pilfered away by the dreaded accountability in the form of an unruly, nasty woman who clawed herself out of her place. She screamed, "Should he always have another chance!?" But her scream was drowned out by his tears. Men are born with unlimited chances. We say nothing. We keep quiet, as we're told. Until another one of us bellows, "Enough! You are out of chances." though, she knows he'll inevetibly recieve another. Still, she must take her chance to speak. One chance. How many chances are women born with? Trick question. Zero. We have to earn a chance. We sing and dance and jump through all the hoops. We put our everything into this performance for it to be picked apart before we even begin. Often the extra chances we grant men are chances that are stolen from the women who are violated by them. Trauma attacks. Her potential suffers in the name of giving him another shot because its such a shame to waste his potential. Consider it. I dare you, I beg you, to consider her potential. Consider this: Ask yourself why? Why consider his story before hers? Why is he easier to believe? Believe women. Not blindly. Not automatically, It means listen. Consider. Consider her voice instead of defaulting your ears to him.
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