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celebratedrecluse OP wrote

While this is a feminist issue, I want to emphasize here that this impacts all people with Uteruses, not just women with Uteruses.

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celebratedrecluse OP wrote

I'm sorry, I know it's very upsetting. Self care is really important though. i didnt know how to put a meaningful CW in the current submission framework, with only a subject, link, and body fields. Maybe in the future we can figure out some way to edit the postmill framework to add an extra field for CWs, which would hide the post until someone opts-in.

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celebratedrecluse OP wrote

Yeah, you are right about how no jurisdictions' policies are really adequate on this issue, because it is totally unreasonable to expect the criminal justice system to actually serve the interests of survivors in the vast majority of cases, if not in every case. It's just absurd that even if one is able to prove their rapist's abuse beyond a reasonable doubt, in 15% of the country it's still not enough for the state and its officials...it's completely despicable, and I agree that it is very important to remember the kind of inhuman system which perpetrates and protects this type of gendered abuse.

But as we keep informed, and remind ourselves why we fight, I hope as many of us as possible take care of ourselves and our basic needs, including our emotional ones. Liberty comes from love, for one's self as well as for others.

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