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IDidNotReport Twitter Hashtag | Care2 Causes

IDidNotReport Twitter Hashtag | Care2 Causes

Trigger warning for those who have suffered sexual assault, abuse, or harassment. Today on twitter I came across an interesting hashtag called #IDidNotReport. The hashtag has encouraged women to break their silence and share stories of sexual assault, abuse and harassment and why they may or may not have reported their experiences. The responses have been overwhelming – from words of encouragement and understanding, to solidarity, and a shared experience of frustration over why so many women and men don’t report, particularly fears of victim-blaming. Here are some of the responses that struck me most: Jara Mae – Because I was made to believe that I was exactly what the experience made me feel: powerless Ohoud Saad – because I’m taught that it’s my fault if I get harassed. I’m the one who is provocative. He’s the one who is innocent. Rosa – I’ve experienced several differen...

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