Harken back to the halcyon days of October 2016.
It was a heated time of politicians saying heated things. The presidential race was on. Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton "crooked Hillary." Clinton rebutted by calling him "The King of Debt," and reminding voters that all his businesses ended in Chapter 11. There was that whole "basket of deplorables" scandal. It was a glorious, frustrating time to be alive.
I think bystanders are an integral piece in trying to combat gender-based violence... [Bush’s statement] touches on how much power dynamics are involved in someone not intervening. For bystanders, it is so important that they chime in even if they are afraid of the power dynamic present, because if they don’t, someone will be harmed. [A lack of bystander intervention] is abuse. If you are standing by and see or hear someone harming another person and you don’t do anything about it, you are complicit. When you stay silent, you are hurting someone.To wit, Bush, by not only listening to Trump, but also actively participating, was also culpable for the words that were said that day.