Women are sharing their stories of sexual assault on Twitter in response to the Trump tapes scandal

Women are sharing their stories of sexual assault on Twitter in response to the Trump tapes scandal

The latest revelations about Donald Trump have sparked an almost unprecedented backlash online.In case you haven’t seen the drama unfolding online, the latest scandal revolves around comments made by Trump in 2005 during filming for an episode of US show Hollywood Access.In the clip released by the Washington Post, Trump crudely talks about trying to sleep with a married woman, and describes how fame allows him to “do anything” with regard to women.Donald Trump in a leaked 2005 clip: “I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married.” https://t.co/2xtl2uUeXhpic.twitter.com/1b34Hk4Cyx— POLITICO (@politico) October 7, 2016In response to the news, Canadian author Kelly Oxford tweeted asking women to share the stories behind the statistics of sexual assault.According to anti-sexual violence charity RAINN, one out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.Women: tweet me your first assaults. they aren’t just stats. I’ll go first:— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) October 7, 2016Her call to arms was met with thousands of tweets from women sharing personal and often multiple, stories of sexual assault using the hashtag #NotOkay.@kellyoxford First time, I was 9. Happened multiple times until I mentally broke down at 13. Even then, they didn’t believe me. #notokay— Monica Sutton (@monispice) October 8, 2016My mother has been sexually assaulted. She has also been abused. She never deserved any of it. No one deserves any of it. #notokayhttps://t.co/qMeEMmFGvj— Sarai (@slynneth) October 8, 2016@kellyoxford guy kept making comments to his friends about my breast. He called his friend over and proceeded to grab my crotch. #notokay— debbyrolando (@debbyrolando) October 8, 2016The countless times guys have grabbed my a** and claimed they were just “flirting”. What happened to giving a girl a compliment? #notokay— Kimberly Jalloh (@RukieJ) October 8, 2016Riding to NY with a friend on a Greyhound bus. Man masturbating across from us. Got put off the bus for being too noisy complaining.#notokay— katspaks (@katspaks) October 8, 2016Those reading the thread tweeted support for the women sharing their ordeals.Much respect to women who are brave enough to come forward and share their story. #notokay— Kittywizkerstickles (@kuhdeeesp) October 8, 2016Anyone who has shared their story on #notokay today: I hear you. I know your pain. Your experiences are valid. Your stories matter.— Felenk (@felenkk) October 8, 20163 hours ago I asked women to tweet me about their sexual assault & rape. 3 hours later, new women sharing- every second #notokay— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) October 8, 2016

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