Sexual Assault Victims Are Sharing Why They Didn’t Come Forward

In the wake of the latest news in the media with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the recent allegations against him, sexual assault is involved in numerous conversations across social media.

Christine Blasey Ford came forward to the judiciary committee to reveal that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when the two were in high school. Since going public with the story, supporters of Kavanaugh have attacked her on social media relentlessly–including President Donald Trump. Trump said that if the attack “were as bad as Dr. Ford has said it was,” she would have filed a report with law enforcement.

What Trump doesn’t understand is that sexual assault is never that easy. Victims have numerous reasons for not coming forward and reporting their attacks. After Trump’s tasteless and vicious tweet, victims began to share why they didn’t report their own assaults.

And, then, there are those who did report…

And finally…

Let this sink in.

Lex Gabrielle

A mom of two who loves to spend her free time writing about life, love, and all the little moments in between.

I have a bachelor’s degree in media studies and journalism and two master’s degrees in education. When I’m not writing and chasing my two kids around, I teach journalism full-time.