In a letter to the editor, various community leaders in from Jersey City, as well as Bayonne Assemblyman Nick Chiaravalloti (D-31), are coming together in saying it’s time to “dismantle the patriarchal status quo” in light of Katie Brennan’s rape allegations.Â
To Katie Brennan and to all survivors of sexual assault:
Weâ€™re ready to listen to your stories, and acknowledge the pain that is often ignored or
Weâ€™re ready to call out sexism wherever we see it, to struggle against patterns of behavior that demonstrate that women are not treated as equal to men.
Weâ€™re ready to support more women in public office, so that policies and laws are not just
written about women but by women.
And weâ€™re ready to dismantle the patriarchal status quo, because a system that places political patronage above justice for women hurts all of us.
Michael Billy Bisogno,