[TRIGGER WARNING: MENTION OF RAPE/SEXUAL ASSAULT, REVENGE PORN]
You might have heard of Representative Katie Hill, one of the first openly bisexual members of Congress who has now resigned, and the allegations of relationships with staffers and others she probably should have had relationships with due to power imbalances. These allegations came to light in the worse way possible, via revenge porn sent to the fucking Daily Mail by her abusive ex-husband. The Daily Mail, being the trash rag it is, published the photos and made a big deal about her being naked and having sex sometimes and smoking weed from a bong, possibly on 9/11.
Congress members and others with large amounts of political power having sexual relationships with staffers is a problem. It is something that should be forbidden and punished when it happens. Katie Hill's decision to resign is the right one - or it would be in a just world.
Instead, we're living in a world in which literally hundreds of women have accused the sitting President of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and/or rape. We're living in a world where we still don't have laws punishing revenge porn or "news" outlets that facilitate revenge porn under the guise of journalism. We're living in a world in which a straight man can be photographed sexual assaulting a woman and resign and everyone freaks out about it to the point of tanking a good candidate's run for President and there's a massive debate over whether Democrats should be held to higher standards than Republicans when it comes to sexual assault.
But a woman? Who's BISEXUAL? No debate, no freaking out, she's gone, nobody even cares, bye.
Maybe it's because she didn't have a comedy career before getting into politics? But I doubt it.
Meanwhile, survivors have to put up with all of this shit.
Katie Hill did something wrong. She also apparently has an iron cross tattoo which is concerning but not automatically a hate/nazi symbol and likely just an ignorant mistake but still gross and she should get rid of it. She did the right thing by resigning.
But the double standards here are massive and loud and pissing me the fuck off. The public seems really happy to kick a bisexual woman out of office while I still occasionally see liberals defending Al Franken and while a serial sexual predator is still fucking President. And all of this happened because of an abuser engaging in revenge porn and people give a fuck that anyone smoked from a bong on 9/11.
There is no justice here.