RAPE IS NOT ABOUT ATTRACTION.

E. Jean Carroll has accused Donald Trump of raping her in the dressing room of a Bergdorf Goodman department store.  President Trump's response was "she's not my type."  This response is horrific and symbolizes a common and devastating misconception about rape.  Rape is about power.  Rape is about violence.  Rape is about aggression.  Rape is not about sex.  Rape is not about being attracted to somebody.  Children are raped.  Infants are raped.  Elderly women are raped.  Men are raped.  Boys are raped.  Rape is not about sexual attraction.  Rape is not about normal sexual interaction.  Rape is not about romance.  Rape is about power.  Rape is about hurting the other person.  Rape is about placing the rapist's anger and need to hurt others and control others above any empathy or concern for the rapist's victim.

We at The Dickson Firm are committed to the rights and safety of vulnerable individuals everywhere.  We are committed to the rights of nursing home residents.  These residents have the right to a safe environment.  They have a right to be secure in the nursing home which for many nursing home residents is their home.  They have the right to be secure and safe from violence, from aggression, from hostility, and from assault.  Further, we are committed to the rights of everyone to be safe in their own bodies.  We are committed to the rights of children everywhere.  We are committed to the rights of anyone who is vulnerable or subject to aggression. 

We at The Dickson Firm are horrified by the President's comments.  To defend against this rape allegation by claiming that his accuser is not his type is an incredibly insensitive and intolerable thing for any man to say much less the President of the United States. 

If you or someone you care about has been the victim of sexual assault, we are here for you, and we would be happy to talk with you and to help you in any way that we can. 

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