Rape is NOT OKAY

“19 & my 57 year old boss reached up my skirt on Christmas eve. I called my sister crying asking her to bring me pants

“1st: Raped at university by a local in my own apartment and bed. First sex exp ever. Never arrested. Still healing.

And millions more silently scrolling through and nodding”

These are a few of the tweets that have flooded Kelly Oxford’s wall in the last 24 hours.

In the wake of Trump’s leaked tape, where he is talking about ‘grabbing a woman’s pussy’, Oxford, celebrated author and feminist, has urged women to tweet her the stories of their first sexual assaults.

“Women: tweet me your first assaults. they aren’t just stats. I’ll go first: Old man on city bus grabs my “pussy” and smiles at me, I’m 12.”

This is the tweet Oxford wrote, flagging off the movement that has now seen close to a million women respond to her. The hashtag accompanying each heartbreaking tweet ? #notokay.

It is not okay to blame the victim. It is not okay to call it ‘locker-room banter’ and it is not okay to defend people like Trump.

Most importantly, it is not okay to remain silent.

I urge you to go through all the stories that women have sent to Kelly Oxford. Look for tweets tagged #NotOkay.

This is probably the most important thing you will do today.

One Comment Add yours

  1. eurobrat says:

    Thank you. That’s the point to keep in mind about this situation–the problem is not that the words Trump used were “lewd.” It’s that he acted like it’s okay to just grope and kiss a woman, without asking first. Rape culture at its finest.

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