People are using #WhyIDidntReport to explain why they kept quiet about sexual assault

People are using #WhyIDidntReport to explain why they kept quiet about sexual assault

On Friday, Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets to Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Ford, a professor in California, claims that the Supreme Court nominee held her down at a party when she was at high school and tried to assault her.

The incident is said to have taken place more than 30 years ago but she had opted to keep it silent until revealing it during a couples therapy session with her husband in 2012.

Kavanaugh has denied these allegations but Trump, who selected the judge as his nominee, decided to weigh into the subject by asking why it wasn't reported when it happened.

Trump's completely ignorant and unsympathetic tweet has caused a viral trend to emerge on Twitter where women and men are using the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport to explain why they resisted reporting their assaults to the police.

Some blamed fear of repercussions.

Some said that they were made to feel like it was their fault.

Some said that they were too young to understand what had happened.

Some were told to forget whatever happened to them.

Some were afraid others would find out what happened to them.

Some just didn't know what to do or say.


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