*Sigh* Zerlina Maxwell, Genarlow Wilson Apologist, Claims to Speak for All "Betrayed" Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault
At the end of this clip, Zerlina Maxwell asks Senator Carl Levin whose side are you on. Well we could ask Zerlina Maxwell the same thing. Whose side are you on Zerlina, when you are a public supporter of sexual predator Genarlow Wilson?
Zerlina Maxwell is why we are producing a Genarlow Wilson movie. Her very public hypocrisy was the final straw.
Over the years so many of you have bravely shared your stories of being raped and sexually assaulted via email. Your stories haunt me. I've gotten to the point where they do not keep me up at night, but at one point, they caused me many sleepless nights.I've cried about it.
A consistent thread in almost all of your letters is that the WOMEN in your lives who should have protected you betrayed you.They looked the other way or they encouraged your silence about what happened to you. In some cases, the women who should have protected you actually chose your attacker over you. Women like this are mortal enemies of other Black women and girls. Because you have an expectation of safety and protection and they use it against you for their own selfish reasons. I have no tolerance for this kind of evil.
When we have Black women whose viewpoints on rape and sexual assault shift daily based on which position will be more advantageous to their career, that's dangerous.
I don't want some poor Black woman or girl thinking Zerlina is their advocate, when she's not... whether she condemns or supports your attacker depends on how popular your attacker is and how advantageous it is to her career at the time. That's the very definition of DANGEROUS.We don't need those types of "advocates." This woman is no friend of survivors. She'll clearly take whatever position is most advantageous - TO HER!
For those of you who don't know, Genarlow Wilson basically did EXACTLY what the two rapists in the Steubenville case did-- except more. He also made a video tape of his crimes that night. Zerlina is a public supporter of Wilson. Which makes her posturing in the Steubenville case galling! Wilson became a poster child of the Black Elite Establishment and was supported by Black celebrities. In other words, she's a supporter because it WAS a popular position to have...we've changed that over the past 6 years.
Eventually someone in mainstream media is going to read one of these Zerlina Maxwell posts-and ask her about this apparent moral inconsistency. You can't be this vocal about this issue and think you're going to continue to get away with this level of hypocrisy.
Someone let me know when Zerlina Maxwell starts to "speak for" Genarlow Wilson's victims.
The fact that she's gone this long without addressing the apparent hypocrisy of her position on Genarlow Wilson means that she thinks her position is radioactive. She's running from it. Hoping no one in mainstream media will ever find out ... I've been doing this for over 6 years, some reporter will eventually challenge her on this in a very public forum.