The face of performance under abuse.

The vox populi argues whether or not Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina went too far in her comments¹ during the sentencing of Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor.

And other news outlets publish victim’s statements.

So as a reminder, I would like to use this space to celebrate some of the amazing athleticism and performance of a few survivors while under the good doctor’s care suffering sexual abuse and molestation when the cameras were put away:

Jordyn Wieber:

Gabby Douglas:

McKayla Maroney:

Simone Biles:

Aly Raisman:

I watched these Olympics thinking what amazing athletes. What presence! What grace! Give them all the points!

We did not know what was going on backstage. And why did it take so long and so many to report before any action was taken?

– Ugh. I just need to stop here today.


¹ From other opinions I’ve tripped across, during the sentencing phase of a trial, a judge’s statements are from the point-of-view of “we the people.”  In my unhumble, nonlegal and there-is-no-justice-but-karma’s-a-bitch opinion, Judge Aquilina did not overstep. She was IMO, essentially expressing “hopes and prayers” for Nassar’s future life in prison and as such was on board with the small group of “we the people” at coffee today.