Melissa Harris-Perry, a survivor of sexual assault, delivers an impassioned and enlightening video message. It is a must-see eye-opener. One of the most moving things I have seen in a while. I first posted this a year ago, but it bears mentioning again because I have many new readers. People often ask me, “Why can’t the victims move on; why do they dwell in the past; why are they so obsessed with challenging the system?”
Melissa Harris-Perry is a very successful women, a professor, a published author, and a TV commenter. Watching her it is clear that she is socially competent, and downright eloquent, and yet… Her talk is delivered in the context of the debate about allowing abortions for victims of rape. But regardless of whether you agree with her about abortion, I think most of you will learn something from watching this short clip about enduring impact of abuse and the role of empowerment in healing.
Take five minutes to watch it. You will learn some very important things.