I graduated from Stanford University in 2002 with a BA in International Relations and a minor in Psychology and have a Masters in International Affairs from Georgetown University.
So I've been feeling so frustrated because it's been 2.5 weeks and Steve Y. still hasn't gotten back to me. He seems to be blatantly ignoring me as a human being and considering that he has committed a crime and that this is a grave situation, it makes you wonder why Steve would want to actively avoid even acknowledging what he did or just owning up to his wrongdoing. I just heard a speech by the former Prime Minister of Australia - Julia Gillard - who gave a 15-minute speech on misogyny and sexism to the members of the Australian parliament in which she publicly shamed a member (leader) of the opposition party for his years of misogynistic and discriminatory actions and speeches and remarks where he belittled and demeaned her on the basis of her gender. You can sense the frustration and the tautness in her voice, but her strength shows through. She mentioned that her opposition member only recently acknowledged his role in his misogynistic and discriminatory treatment towards her, but only after a newspaper article went out and disclosed his conduct; it was only after this that he "took cover" and outwardly tried to come around to her side because "it was politically expedient for him." (See Prime Minister's speech in October 2002. Similarly, in Steve's case, he has demonstrated a double standard in his treatment of women -- he states on his website that "he organizes women's conferences and gives keynote speeches to women" (ZamyGo), but has been reckless of his treatment towards me. On a brighter note, Kickstarter which sponsors the above's work, emailed me today and let me know that it decided to take action against Steve for his crime, which includes blocking financial payments, reprehending Steve or removing his start-up altogether. Although this is a minor development in the grand scheme of things, I was a bit relieved to hear that Kickstarter had taken some steps to rectify this situation, even though this wasn't the outcome I was anticipating. Yet, at the end of the day, why do some guys NOT want to take responsibility or demonstrate accountability for their actions, especially when they have harmed women or put their lives at risk.
It is done (finally, whew!) - Donald Trump is no longer President and Joseph R. Biden, Jr. ,as the 46th President of the U.S., and the historic Vice President Kamala Harris (as the first African-American female Vice President) were sworn in in the 59th Inauguration ceremony in Washington D.C. this morning. Today's inauguration, sparsely populated due to the Coronovirus but displaying the theme of unity, democracy and truth, was a stark contrast from the crowd-mobbing and ambivalent atmosphere struck at the 58th inauguration four years ago where President Trump was sworn in after months of citizenry protests on the streets and the women's March which began on January 21, 2017. Now, President Biden is faced with the daunting challenge of reversing the horrible dividing and polarizing policies of Trump the last four years. The Time headline aptly read, "Set to fulfill his life dream, Biden inherits a nightmare. "(Jan. 20, 2021)
In the 10th month of the Coronovirus epidemic, I find myself wondering who I really want to quarantine with. It's too much having to weather this epidemic while seeing less than two people a day at times (the previous week, the only person I saw was my bank teller!) It's truly an unusual time we're in and how are we as human beings to get through something like this -- these crazy times -- unscathed?
Wow..About this time last year, I never could have imagined that this world would be in the situation it is in today. I mean.."quarantine," what is that? (I would have thought in January 2020). Now, "quarantining" feels like second nature. What does "quarantining" really look like and what has it looked like for me?
11 W. 26th St. There was a shooting in this area not too far from here - the Chicago Tribune reported yesterday that 5 people had died.
I remember visiting the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky when I was 13 years old. Clad in a plaid shirt and shapeless jeans,
Thoughts from my body White white white red red red This time two weeks ago, I did leaps and pirouettes in my living room
So Steve still hasn't gotten back to me and it has been almost two weeks since the realization sank in that he took advantage of me and my body when I was an undergraduate at my alma mater and since I tried contacting him six or seven times to address this situation and as I had a few questions for him. His silence is an admission of guilt. I noticed that his FB profile picture had been changed and a few pictures of his family had been taken down. Yet, he still has yet to offer a formal apology or even to acknowledge this situation.