When charged with committing a sexual offense like rape, IDSI, statutory sexual assault, guilt or innocence usually hangs on the credibility of the witness. Because there are generally no other witnesses to a sex offense.
They often do not occur out on the street for others to see or get caught on video. Whether the complainant is believed or not, is absolutely vital to the case.
I know what it’s like to have my knowledge and expertise questioned and doubted simply because of how I look.
Feminista Jones is a mental health social worker, sex-positive feminist writer, public speaker, and community activist.
We got to chat with the popular social-justice advocate on her current movement work, social-media madness, and being openly pansexual. I’m a near-40 pansexual, divorced, Black feminist born and raised in New York City.
I connected with a guy — 30-something, works as a consultant — who asked me to Skype with him. The kitchen table was too formal, and the coffee table was way too low.
I ultimately landed in the bedroom — which I happen to share with a roommate. Confused, I moved to the bathroom — could my white porcelain Kohler really be considered sexy? By day, I’m the quiet girl who blushes when she participates in class.