The Troubadour Podcast
A Nation of Pain: Kavanaugh and #metoo
Sep 28, 2018
Kirk j Barbera
During the Senate hearings Senator Chris Coons used a phrase that I think is correct. After having received numerous messages from female friends who said that they too had been sexually abused, he said it is clear that we are in a "nation of pain."
We are. And like any kind of pain, we should ask what causes it.
Rather than blame individual actors or patriarchal structures, I claim there are other cultural causes. The only way forward is to understand the true causes of our national pain.