A musician MP recounts her rape

The house of Commons was reduced to tears today when the Scottish MP Michelle Thomson, a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dance and an avowed professional musician, described being raped at the age of 14.

This may be the most thought-provoking speech by a politician that you will ever watch or hear. There is also a musical element (at 1:45) that is profoundly disturbing

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  • The speech of a lifetime. Recalling a horrific event in her life, on the surface with dignified detachment, but at the same time with deeply personal insights. I hope it will get the circulation it deserves, help survivors to cope and communicate their experience, and others to understand.
    My gratitude and respect, Mrs. Thomson!

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