You know what’s weird? Discussing sexual misconduct at the dinner table with your kids.
We’ve discussed a lot of politics in the past year or two, not because my family is especially political, but because the issues have demanded it.
It’s hard to describe the moment my son yelled out, “What’s a pussy?” or the face my daughter made when it dawned on her what the President of the United States had said.
Sexual Misconduct in Minnesota
That issue came home for me this fall when State Representative Erin Maye Quade and candidate Lindsey Port came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against two members of the Minnesota legislature. It seemed the flood of #MeToo stories heard around the country were coming home to Minnesota (that feeling would only deepen with the stories about Senator Al Franken and Garrison Keillor).
Lindsey Port’s speech at the Sexual Harassment Task Force Rally (transcript below):