#Why I Didn't Report It

Dec 2015
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12,107
Arizona
#1
I knew it. I knew it. I knew that Trump wouldn't keep his enormous, filthy mouth SHUT. He just had to say this...or should I say tweet this. OH, the irony that a man who has bragged about sexually assaulting women has the audacity to ask the question "Why didn't Ford report her allegation sooner?" Gosh, Mr. President, how long did your accusers wait?

A year into the current era of #MeToo and we’re still having this conversation: Survivors of rape and sexual assault are again explaining why they didn’t report these acts of violence right after they happened.

The reasons are many: Shame. Confusion. Denial. Fear. Intimidation and lack of power. Concern that no one would believe them, that nothing would be done, or that the victims themselves would be blamed. Most survivors of sexual assault do not report such incidents to authorities right away. A 2015 survey from The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation found that only 12 percent of female college students who experienced an assault or attempted assault reported it.

On Friday, the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport went viral, with Twitter users explaining why they didn’t report an assault they experienced. The stories streamed out after President Trump’s tweet questioning whyChristine Blasey Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in Northern California, did not immediately report the alleged attack she recently said occurred at a high school party in the 1980s.

Trump’s tweet read: “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!”

Within a few hours of Trump’s tweet, victims of rape and sexual assault explained just how hard it is to come forward about such incidents right after they happen — and how difficult it can be to prosecute afterward. Trump’s tweet was slammed for being tone-deaf and ignorant of the obstacles facing survivors in coming forward about such incidents, immediately or even decades after the fact. Using the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport, survivors shared their stories. Continue reading here:
Perspective | Trump asks why Christine Blasey Ford didn’t report her allegation sooner. Survivors answer with #WhyIDidntReport.

Will the RW DTT posters bother reading the #responses? Check Yes___or No____
 
Sep 2016
1,577
615
Oregon
#4
.Why are people trying to equate teenage groping charges with those of rape? How many sitting Senators today had a teen experience with groping both sexes? Sorry but al the extremism today is not good for anyone. Serious things are made less important, when such as this is so over blown and out of hand.
 
Dec 2013
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18,419
Beware of watermelons
#5
Isn't it interesting that the VERY people who voted for a rapist/sexual assault/bragging/lying jackass are now jumping at the chance to issue death threats and hate-filled posts directed at a woman whose only "crime" is stepping into the light?
I don't know what me voting for bill clinton has to do w/ this or his wife's destruction of his victims lives but ok
 
Nov 2012
5,388
3,219
Kekistan
#6
I don't know what me voting for bill clinton has to do w/ this or his wife's destruction of his victims lives but ok
That is different and totally below the belt. Bill Clinton never had accusers from decades come forward..oh wait,never mind. Carry on
 
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Oct 2010
63,597
24,910
Colorado
#8
.Why are people trying to equate teenage groping charges with those of rape? How many sitting Senators today had a teen experience with groping both sexes? Sorry but al the extremism today is not good for anyone. Serious things are made less important, when such as this is so over blown and out of hand.
Hey, I've got it.

Kavanaugh could have just fessed up. Shit happens. Stupid shit happens to shit-faced drunks. Going for a home run surely isn't OK, but stupid shit happens to shit-faced drunks and their company.

He could have just said, yeah it happened and while an apology doesn't make everything all right, still, I offer an apology.

The important matter here, for a SC judge, is the matter of truthfulness.
 
Sep 2016
1,577
615
Oregon
#9
Clinton...well Dem teams of excusers , in the past. How about the current accusations against Rep Keith Ellison? Again the Dems ignore...it will just fade away and that domestic abuse complaint is currant and recent incidences even documented. But oh no...concentrate on a 36 year old claim of teenage groping.