It's been 10 years and my go-to is still to downplay it. Call it The Incident. Maybe if I'm feeling extra self-aware, I'll call it The Assault. But then I think about it and remember things, and it takes a lot of self-control not to backtrack.
The story of a student named Anna, who was a sexual assault victim at Hobart and William Smith College, came out in the New York Times on July 13; and I am happy to say that this article sparked some changes for good.