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10th Oct

2016

Not “Just Locker Room Talk”

When tapes surfaced of Donald Trump’s lewd language and behavior, people began speaking up. Tamika, Coburn Place graduate and survivor of domestic violence and rape, and Julia Kathary, CP Executive Director, added their voices to the conversation.

“You don’t have the right to make someone feel as if they’re nothing more than your toy,” Tamika told WISHTV. “It’s demoralizing. I’m no one of importance, I don’t have the type of resources that he has, but I’m still a person, I’m still a human being, I’m still a citizen,” she continued.

Julia added, “This is not locker room talk. This is rape culture talk. I think that dads need to be talking with their sons, and mom’s need to be talking with our sons that this kind of behavior and these kinds of words when we hear them we need to bump up against them and say, ‘No, that’s not how I feel about women, that’s not how we’re going to talk about women.’

We can all do something to stop it. Stand up like Tamika and Julia, talk to our boys and not tolerate it from anyone.

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