President Donald Trump wonders why survivors of sexual assault don’t immediately report the crime to authorities.
We know this because Trump literally asked the question Friday morning, in a series of tweets seeking to cast doubt on Christine Blasey Ford’s story that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh forced himself on her when they were high school students.
According to the federal government’s own estimates, two-thirds of people who are raped or sexually assaulted don’t report it. (Blasey did discuss the trauma with a therapist years later.)
Well, Mr. President, you asked ― and the internet more than answered.
Sexual assault survivors began sharing their own heartbreaking and harrowing experiences in response to Trump’s question, using the hashtag #WhyIDidn’tReport.
(Warning: Some readers may find the following disturbing.)
Need help? Visit RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Online Hotline or the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website.