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Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:03 PM

 

As much as my heart goes out to her

I find Evelyn Yang's sexual assault story is strange. Why now? Just as her husband is running for president. Torn by this. Anyone else?
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Reply As much as my heart goes out to her (Original post)
snowybirdie Jan 2020 OP
TwilightZone Jan 2020 #1
pnwmom Jan 2020 #2
Sloumeau Jan 2020 #3
snowybirdie Jan 2020 #9
ChubbyStar Jan 2020 #15
Atticus Jan 2020 #4
democrank Jan 2020 #5
beastie boy Jan 2020 #6
Mike 03 Jan 2020 #7
Pacifist Patriot Jan 2020 #10
mahina Jan 2020 #11
Pacifist Patriot Jan 2020 #8
redqueen Jan 2020 #12
redqueen Jan 2020 #13
Pacifist Patriot Jan 2020 #18
redqueen Jan 2020 #14
ChubbyStar Jan 2020 #16
bullwinkle428 Jan 2020 #17

Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:08 PM

1. She clearly spelled out her reasoning in the interview.

 

"A woman wrote that she had decided to press sexual assault charges against an investor in her company, because she had heard Yang talk on the campaign trail about how female entrepreneurs don't get enough support.

"That was enough for her to make this life-altering move, and that was just so powerful. I remember reading that letter and others and saying, 'I feel you. I wish I could reach out to you and tell you I understand. I have my own story,'" Evelyn Yang told CNN.

In fact, she says her own story of sexual assault was so secret that she never even shared it with most of her family, including her parents.

But Evelyn Yang says the overwhelming response -- and gratitude from voters -- that she and her husband receive when they talk openly about their son Christopher's autism made her feel newly empowered. So she reached out to CNN to go public for the first time."

More:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/16/politics/evelyn-yang-interview-assault/index.html
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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:08 PM

2. I know what you mean. nr

 

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:09 PM

3. snowybirdie, this is potential minefield territory.

 

I'll just say that I'm very sorry that this happened to her and leave it at that. Speculation about why she is saying it now could take us down a dark path that we do not want to go down.
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Response to Sloumeau (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:35 PM

9. I do agree with you.

 

A horrible experience for her.
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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:02 PM

15. Such a horrible experience YET

 

You make an OP out of it and question her timing. Not really digging the vibe here.
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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:09 PM

4. Why not now? As she said, she now has a platform, i.e., her story will get wide coverage BECAUSE

 

she is the wife of a presidential candidate.

I admire her courage and see nothing wrong with her "timing" at all.
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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:10 PM

5. Why now?

 

Because she was ready to tell. Hope speaking out helps her heal.
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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:13 PM

6. Stuff like this is the bulk of opposition research. It is bound to come out, and if Mrs. Yang doesnt

 

take control of the narrative now, it can be spun to undermine her husband's standing with women voters later.
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Response to beastie boy (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:15 PM

7. Insightful

 

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Response to beastie boy (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:35 PM

10. That's not the reason.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elections-2020/andrew-yangs-wife-says-doctor-sexually-assaulted-her-while-pregnant/ar-BBZ3dje

Evelyn Yang has joined 29 women in a new civil lawsuit against Hadden and the hospital system where he worked and its affiliates, her attorney Anthony DiPietro said Thursday.
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Response to beastie boy (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:41 PM

11. Check

 

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:34 PM

8. Two things:

 

1) "Evelyn Yang has joined 29 women in a new civil lawsuit against Hadden and the hospital system where he worked and its affiliates, her attorney Anthony DiPietro said Thursday."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elections-2020/andrew-yangs-wife-says-doctor-sexually-assaulted-her-while-pregnant/ar-BBZ3dje

2) No woman who discloses an assault should ever ever ever be asked "why now?" Ever.
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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 03:17 PM

12. 6 more women have come forward after seeing Evelyn speak on this.

 

That's all I'm going to say
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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 03:21 PM

13. I have something else to say - I just can't bring myself to do it.

 


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Response to redqueen (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 10:00 AM

18. I have a guess...

 

It might be related to my second point above. I restrained myself. Regardless of what ever you may be holding back....
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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:39 PM

14. ...

 





Still don't have the words to say what I want to.

I'm so happy that she did this

And so fucking disgusted by some other things.
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Response to redqueen (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:05 PM

16. She has courage and class

 

I am not gonna say another word....
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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:06 PM

17. She shined an extremely bright light on a monster that was hiding in the darkness, and

 

empowered several other women that were brutalized to come forward as well. I really don't see any reason to question this at all.
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