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I'm a Sexual Assault Survivor, And Donald Trump's Presidential Campaign Has Traumatized Me All Over Again

Trump: “I grab women’s bodies.”Woman: “Trump grabbed my body.”Trump: “NO I DIDN’T YOU LIAR!”I’ve seen and heard this “joke” in many iterations since the now infamous Trump Tapes were made public. Quotation marks are in place because this election cycle is draining my usually formidable reserves of … Continue reading Source link

"It's Not OK." After Donald Trump and Billy Bush tape, celebrities share their sexual assault experiences

This video released today from the social media campaign “Humanity for Hilary” features Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and other women who share their own experience of surviving sexual assault. It’s a powerful response to recent events surrounding the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump. Sexual assault is “not okay,” the women say. From The …

"High agitated" Trump shouts at NYT reporter asking him about sex assault claims: “You are a disgusting human being”

The New York Times reports that two women have come forward to accuse Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump of inappropriately touching them. When asked about the claims, he became angry and insulting. In a phone interview on Tuesday night, a highly agitated Mr. Trump denied every one of the women’s claims. “None of this ever took place,” said Mr. Trump, who began …

The GOP's Response to Trump's Recordings Prove They Care Only About White Women

Over the last 16 months of this exhaustive election circus cycle, we have watched as Republican elected officials have stood steadfast by their presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Twisting themselves into knots to defend the indefensible, all because they decided to place Party and perceived power … Continue reading Source link

On 'ET,' host Nancy O'Dell addresses Donald Trump's sexual assault boasts

“There is no room for objectification of women, or anyone for that matter — not even in the locker room,” Nancy O’Dell says on “Entertainment Tonight.” On the Monday night broadcast of “Entertainment Tonight,” host Nancy O’Dell will speak about the 2005 video in which then-“Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush sucks up to Donald Trump bragging about sexual assault. Donald Trump …

Clothing Regulations Are Just an Excuse to Control Women

In my country of India, the Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma recently asked foreign women to self-regulate their behavior when visiting “for their own safety.” New welcome kits given to all foreign arrivals, he said, now include safety advice for women such as advising them to not wear skirts or … Continue reading Source link

Why "Stranger Things" Is Important to Me as a Sexual Assault Survivor

Pop culture has a long tradition of portraying sexual assault victims as just that: victims. When I watched the incredibly popular Stranger Things, I was reminded of the times when I was sexually assaulted as a teenager. Although sexual assault isn’t addressed in Stranger Things, the treatment and … Continue reading Source link

IT HAPPENED TO ME: Both of My Parents Abused Me, But I Forgave Only My Mother

Trigger warning: Rape; physical, mental, sexual abuse; suicide attempts; food deprivationI was somewhere between 2 and 3 when my father began raping me. I don’t remember exactly when because my brain has tried to let me forget as much as possible ever since. It has mostly … Continue reading Source link

Being Groped Isn’t a Compliment, As Proven by the Gropers’ Reaction When I Grope Back

People often tell victims of street harassment, public groping, and other forms of sexual violence to suck it up, learn how to accept compliments, or react in whatever ways rape apologists see fit. But this epidemic is more than a bunch of people who need to learn how to take a … Continue reading Source link