Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

#BelieveWomen, a Cultural Correction

My collage from the previous site, Polyvore

I'm seeing disagreement within the conversation concerning #believewomen. I'm hearing the debate among friends, as well as it being presented in media outlets. One view is that to #believewomen causes one to #doubtmen, and the action potentially dismantles the justice system. I disagree. To #believewomen is a cultural correction that causes the justice system to be engaged for all.

Anna Maria Archila, Maria Gallagher, Senator Flake, and an elevator:

“I didn’t tell anyone and you’re telling all women that they don’t matter, that they should just stay quiet because if they tell you what happened to them you are going to ignore them,” she said to Flake, who stood in the corner of the elevator looking down.
“Look at me when I’m talking to you,” the woman yelled. “You’re telling me that my assault doesn’t matter, that what happened to me doesn’t matter, that you’re going to let people who do these things into power.”


Martha Grover said...

It's satisfying to know the two women-in-the-elevator's cries were heard: the expression on Sen. Flake's face and his later demanding an investigation of the women's charges before voting in the entire Senate are evidence they made a difference.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

It certainly is satisfying, Martha!

Unknown said...

#believewomen, wake up America, 💙

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Agree with you, Unknown!

Paul Schmidt said...

If we're to #believewomen as the radical left demands, why doesn't the radical left first begin with Juanita Broaddrick, who was raped by Bill Clinton. Seems to me that's a fitting place to start

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Yes, Paul. It's time for a correction there, too, as well.