[tw: sexual violence, rape culture, rape apology] Rape in our community
I’m reading a lot of posts about people coming forward and saying Ira Gray raped them. I’ve read so many that I feel sick, and I don’t have it in me to say very much about it.
I don’t know Ira; I’ve never read his blog or interacted with him in any way, but this is me publicly stepping even further away from him. I stand with the individuals who have spoken out about Ira’s abuses. I have read Ira’s responses, and I find them reprehensible. If you have any affiliation with Ira and you have the capacity, I urge you to read what he and others have been saying. Make the decision for yourself, though I’m sure you’ll find that he is a rapist and a sorry excuse for a rape apologist.
EDIT: I haven’t read any specifics about Asher Bauer at all, though his name has been coming up. He’s another person I’ve never interacted with in any way, and I can’t say anything about it until I figure out how to inform myself.