Saturday, 22 September 2018

Sexual Assault: Victims Respond To Trump With #WhyIDidntReport

This is a Trump message on Twitter, surprised by the silence of Judge Kavanaugh's accuser who caused the #WhyIDidntReport tornado.
This is a Trump message on Twitter, surprised by the silence of Judge Kavanaugh's accuser who caused the #WhyIDidntReport tornado.
Donald Trump lashed out at the woman who accuses her Supreme Court candidate of sexual assault, astonished by her silence for over thirty years. This attack provoked a strong reaction on Twitter with thousands of messages under the keyword #WhyIDidntReport, " why I did not file a complaint".

Terrible and sober testimonies like "I was three years old " or "it was my father", to the explanations so often heard "  I told my parents but they did not believe me", " I had shame", "I thought it was my fault"...

With the keyword #WhyIDidntReport , tens of thousands of women tell on Twitter why they gave up using the perpetrators of the sexual assaults they suffered.

At the root of this massive influx of frightened or resilient confessions, a message from the American president posted in the morning: "If the attack on Dr Blasey Ford was as serious as she says, a complaint would have been immediately filed", wrote Donald Trump.

Like now tens of thousands of Internet users, Christine Blasey Ford explained to have taken years before being able to speak about this attempt of rape that she says to have undergone from Brett Kavanaugh.

With her tweet, which also elicited the raging reaction of a Republican senator, the president has seriously complicated the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court. Exactly what the White House's advisers feared, who had welcomed until then the reserve observed by Donald Trump on this issue.

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