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LGnyc

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If this got posted already, forgive me and feel free to take it down.

But this got me:
It has by the fall of 2018 become commonplace to describe the 499 known victims of Larry Nassar as “breaking their silence,” though in fact they were never, as a group, particularly silent. Over the course of at least 20 years of consistent abuse, women and girls reported to every proximate authority. They told their parents. They told gymnastics coaches, running coaches, softball coaches. They told Michigan State University police and Meridian Township police. They told physicians and psychologists. They told university administrators. They told, repeatedly, USA Gymnastics. They told one another. Athletes were interviewed, reports were written up, charges recommended. The story of Larry Nassar is not a story of silence. The story of Larry Nassar is that of an edifice of trust so resilient, so impermeable to common sense, that it endured for decades against the allegations of so many women.

https://www.thecut.com/2018/11/how-did-larry-nassar-deceive-so-many-for-so-long.html
 
Nassar exploited the fact that when women and girls speak up they are frequently not believed. This is an ongoing problem in our culture. If his cache of child pornography hadn't been found he might well have continued assaulting girls for years, no matter how many spoke up.
 
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