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[This was directly prompted by a conversation between me and my father that we had earlier today. But it was also indirectly prompted by Michael Moore's and Keith Olbermann's dismissive statements concerning the two Swedish woman who filed rape charges against Julian Assange, and the Twitter campaign to hold MM and KO accountable for their actions.

Note: This post has some Christian language.

Trigger warning for rape and transphobic violence.]

To my Dad, who I love dearly:

After our discussion of this morning, you and I have come to the mutual conclusion that our worldviews are fundamentally different. I am once again left feeling inadequate, judged, and found wanting. It's time I speak out against that and put my stake in the ground as a person fully deserving of love, no matter my hurts or my real or perceived failings.
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