Last week, a 2005 video surfaced showing Trump making vulgar remarks about women, saying things like “when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p—y”.
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To bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault, Canadian writer Kelly Oxford took to Twitter to share her own assault story and asked other women to do the same. This spawned mass amounts of real-life sexual assault accounts from women all around the Internet. She says that at its peak she was getting at least 50 replies per minute.
Will this internet conversation bring change, or just catharsis? Will it empower women, and if so, to do what? Does it create a culture of fear where men are “the enemy” and alienate them, when they are part of the issue? And what about male sexual assault victims? Women aren’t the only ones.