Today in Rape Culture and Also the Presidential Campaign

[Content Note: Sexual assault; rape culture. Video may autoplay at link.]

Another woman, Jessica Drake, has reported that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her. Drake said that, about a decade ago, Trump grabbed and kissed her without her consent and offered her money to accompany him to his hotel room and have sex with him.

Drake is a performer in adult films. Which does not, has not, and will never mean that a woman yields her right of consent.

But naturally, that is not what Trump thinks, who said of Drake today: "Oh, I'm sure she's never been grabbed before."

Straight out of the rape apologia playbook. Again.

I don't even know what I can say at this point that I now haven't already said a dozen times. I repudiate Trump and everything for which he stands; and I take up space in solidarity with the women who are coming forward with their stories.

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