‘But she didn’t push him away!’ Hey Rubiales defenders, we’re not doing this anymore

In my latest editorial for Women’s Agenda, I dispel one of the more commonly-espoused comments thrown around in the online sphere, in the wake of #Rubiales-gate: “It’s not sexual assault, and it insults people who have experienced real assault.”


Ending the Excuses: Rejecting Rubiales Defenses



News flash: It is. And it does not.


I unpack the reasons why and remind all Rubiales enablers and defenders that we’re absolutely not doing this anymore.


Read the editorial here.


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