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I was the victim of sexual assault.
I was young & afraid I'd be fired from my first staff gig because my assaulter kept threatening me that I was doing a terrible job. Years later I realized his threats were to keep me quiet. I was good.
#WhyDidntIReport #BelieveSurvivors #MeToo
What is so insidious is for years I believed I deserved to be fired. I perpetuated the lie. Like "Haha. I was SO bad on my first gig." I felt like a fraud. It's a persistent internalized convo that erodes self confidence & sows doubts in our abilities which is most damaging.
It wasn't until years later, because other people kept telling me I was a good writer that I finally believed it myself. Until then with each progressive success I always feared I would be exposed as a "fraud". The lingering damage lasts long after the assault. #BelieveSurvivors
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CW: News coverage of sexual assault via #WhyDidntIReport hash.

This is a great start.

Excellent lead in @Lawrence.
However. I would like to see more black women and women of color in this coverage, given the demographics of our country.
There’s an important historical aspect to the entitlement some men think they have to our bodies that disconnects when particularly black women & Native American women are omitted.
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#WhyIDidntReport "I just don't think anyone would have believed me" and NO ONE DID the press continues to disrespect Juanita Broaddrick, how many times does she need to tell everyone she was RAPED BY @BillClinton for her to be taken seriously? @TheDemocrats are sick #METOO
You know the story @washingtonpost remember how everyone judged her because she couldn't remember the exact date? Hmmmm #ChristineBlaseyFord…
When @atensnut told her story @latimes said "it was fishy" and asked the question, maybe it was actually consensual sex because she was just trying to get back at her husband. In fact they broke down all the reasons not to believe her.…
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It’s quite an experience to be forced last week to publicly disclose my own account of being assaulted, to then learn that day about several others who were also assaulted by him, followed immediately by the news cycle we’re now in about survivors, doubters, and #WhyDidntIReport
I was assaulted by him in November of 2013. A week or so later he texted me saying: “Please don’t tell anyone about this.” He literally said those words to me. #WhyDidntIReport? Let me count the ways.
The only person I told immediately afterward was a close friend. I ran out of the apartment building, messaged my friend and said: “Are you awake? Please tell me you’re awake.” He was the only person who knew where I was. But what evidence did I have? What could I do but go home?
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