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Topic: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC

Beppy on Sun 05-Nov-2017 | 22:12PM
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I wish some of these seemingly hypersensitive women could talk to some victims of real sexual abuse - it might open their eyes a bit and make them realise that they haven't really suffered at all.

Or live in countries where women and girls are really sexually abused regularly.
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aron on Sun 05-Nov-2017 | 22:15PM
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She didn't say she had been sexually abused. She said how uncomfortable it made her feel. She wasn't reporting it..just saying - if it had or had not been innocent..it was a bloke who unasked for, made her feel frightened. We can't judge her, she was just saying it like it was. Take it at face value.

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Beppy on Sun 05-Nov-2017 | 22:16PM
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She didn't say she had been sexually abused. She said how uncomfortable it made her feel. She wasn't reporting it..just saying - if it had or had not been innocent..it was a bloke who unasked for, made her feel frightened. We can't judge her, she was just saying it like it was. Take it at face value.

I am taking it at face value and it was a flattering but crass remark made 30 years ago.
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AliceB on Sun 05-Nov-2017 | 22:17PM
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I知 wondering what message some of these posts are sending to women who might be viewing this topic with a view to joining.
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SG on Sun 05-Nov-2017 | 22:18PM
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I didn't say she said she had been sexually abused.  I said I wished women like her could speak to real victims. 

Frightened? Really? 
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aron on Sun 05-Nov-2017 | 22:19PM
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She didn't sound flattered Beppy.
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SG on Sun 05-Nov-2017 | 22:19PM
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I知 wondering what message some of these posts are sending to women who might be viewing this topic with a view to joining.

Depends on their point of view and life-experiences I would imagine
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aron on Sun 05-Nov-2017 | 22:20PM
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!YES. FRIGHTENED, REALLY SG !
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SG on Sun 05-Nov-2017 | 22:21PM
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Looks like you've got your shift lock on

Of what?  It's not like he tried to put a hand on her is it?  It's not like he followed it up afterwards.
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guest534 on Sun 05-Nov-2017 | 22:29PM
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Indeed.
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Myra on Sun 05-Nov-2017 | 22:30PM
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I知 wondering what message some of these posts are sending to women who might be viewing this topic with a view to joining.

Alice I was thinking exactly the same.
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guest1764 on Sun 05-Nov-2017 | 22:32PM
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I知 wondering what message some of these posts are sending to women who might be viewing this topic with a view to joining.

That some members have no empathy and they can't understand that some people are more sensitive than others?
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SG on Sun 05-Nov-2017 | 22:37PM
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That some members have no empathy and they can't understand that some people are more sensitive than others?

As I have already pointed out, either in this thread or the private one, having dealt with the victims of real sexual abuse, some of it so bad it would make your skin crawl to hear about it I have plenty of empathy and compassion where it is deserved.

Wailing about a clumsy, 30 year old remark is not deserving of it.
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guest1764 on Sun 05-Nov-2017 | 22:41PM
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She wasn't wailing - she was merely recounting the story.
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SG on Sun 05-Nov-2017 | 22:42PM
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I wonder why.  The suggestion earlier was that she is still affected by the incident 30 years on . . .
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