I'm angry and you should be too
One of the key take-aways from the documentary is to support local, investigative journalism, because otherwise, this would be on-going. (I have also skipped over a ton of enlightening moments and atrocities committed because I can only spend so long angrily, and cathartically, typing on my computer). Common sense tells us that all of the abuses that created the system, are probably still occurring because society doesn’t care. When the women came forward, they were met with a chorus of “you’re just a jealous washed-up gymnast”, “you obviously wanted it”. Until all that physical and emotional abuse is deemed illegal, society is going to continue to convince 14-year-old girls that winning gold medals for their country is more important than their happiness. Yeah, you’re god damn right I’m angry, and if you’re not, watch Athlete A.