What does all this mean?

Posted on September 28, 2018

What does all this mean?

We stand at a very interesting moment in our history. #MeToo is running up against a political machine that feels comfortable supporting a president who brags about sexually assaulting women. Emotions are high on both sides as the most recent battleground of this cultural tug of war, The Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings, plays out on the national stage.

As this all comes to a head in the next couple days, I can’t help but ask, “who are we as a country?” The Kavanaugh battle brings our cultural crisis into the halls of rich, white, prep school America. I want to provide a safe place for us to discuss the question: what does this moment in our history tell us about who we are as a people and a country?

Just as a reminder, many of the people we serve, and many of us, have experienced sexual assault in their past. Intense language is currently being thrown around like weather forecasts on the news. During these times it is essential to provide people an outlet to voice their reactions and make sure we pay extra close attention to those whose behaviors or emotions dramatically change as it is likely a sign of retraumatization.

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