Survivors sexual assault share Their stories after Trump Tweet Last week ChristineBlasey Ford

Survivors sexual assault share Their stories after Trump Tweet
Last week ChristineBlasey Ford, came forward as being the writer behind the letter were she accuses Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, Trump’s court nominee of pinning her, groping her, and covering her mouth so people wouldn’t hear her yell when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh denied all of the allegations Senators suggested that Dr. Ford was “mixed up” or staging a “drive-by attack” on Judge Kavanaugh. On Friday President Donald J. Trump questioned her credibility. He then went on to say if the attack “was as bad as she says,” she or her parent would have reported it to the authorities when it happened more than 30 years ago. This created black lash on the internet when survivors of abuse rallied together around a new hashtag #WhyIDidntReport. The hashtag highlighted the difficulties, fear, anger and shame that is often surrounded around sexual harassment and assault.
According to Carolyna M. West, a professor of psychology, “it may take a survivor a while to process that trauma, and even to identify what has happened.” Even after processing what happened, survivors say it is difficult to tell friends and family members. Caitly Leong, said she thought no one would believe her because she was in a relationship at the time of her assault. Lerato Chondoma, felt ashamed because she had been drinking before the incident happened. Amy Selwyn, worried about her career. All three women are now publicly speaking because they ting it might help other survivors.
Ms. Leong has gone on to say “what I would say to people who are criticizing survivors decisions to come forward 20. 30, 40 or 50 years later is that it may have taken them that long to process their trauma… It may have taken them that long to get to the point where they feel secure enough in what they’re accomplished.” Over three decades have passed before Ms. Selwyn told anyone what happened to her at a New

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