By now, we all know (hopefully) that violence against women continues to be a major, major problem in our country. And when women do come forward about that violence? They’re often judged, blamed, and put under a microscope while their attackers go free, or with hardly any punishment at all (looking at you, Brock Turner). Minnie Driver, one of our faves, just came forward with her own story. On Pete Dominick on Sirius XM’s “StandUP!” Driver opened up about being assaulted, and blamed as a result. And we’re listening.
But that wasn’t the end of the trauma. She was subsequently blamed for the attack.
Unfortunately, Driver reminds us, many, many women have been and continue to be assaulted.
Exactly. We hope to see changes in our culture surrounding how we treat women, and quickly. Victim blaming is never okay, sexual violence is never okay, and we send Minnie Driver so much love. This is just so not alright.