Comments by Tyra Beaman, Change Agent Alumni Class of 2016 –
Tyra Beaman is a graduate of Spelman College, and a Charles Rangel Fellow studying International Affairs at Georgetown University.
This video is sickening, because as we see yet again another man, with money and power, using his privilege to violate a woman without her consent (making an assumption considering he didn’t publicly ASK if he could kiss and fondle her-like he SO publicly and
so comfortably physically exploited her).
While the question of her age is CRUCIAL, my FEAR in our male-dominated, misogynist, and short sighted and non-intersectionally cognizant culture, the question of CONSENT for women and men at ANY and EVERY age will continue to be a secondary/last issue.
And SOBER consent – free of intimidation, manipulation, and the pressure of THOUSANDS of people in a concert hall watching/judging – is what WE should be striving for today and everyday in our society.
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