NotOkay: American Women Talk About The Experience Of Violence

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NotOkay: American Women Talk About The Experience Of Violence
NotOkay: American Women Talk About The Experience Of Violence

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Last Friday, the Washington Post published a video with US presidential candidate Donald Trump. The video was filmed in 2005: Donald Trump was preparing for the filming and on the way to the studio, on the bus he got into a conversation with the host Billy Bush - this conversation was recorded. In the video, Trump says that he tried to have sex with a married woman, and brags that he does not wait for the consent of women: "When you are a star, they let you do anything with them - grab their crotch, whatever."

The video was criticized not only by Donald Trump's opponents, but also by his associates from the Republican Party. After that, the politician released a video where he apologized: “I never said that I was perfect and did not pretend to be someone who I really am not. I have said and done things that I regret, and the words I uttered in this video, filmed over ten years ago, are one of those things. Those who know me will confirm that these words do not say anything about me. " At the same time, Trump said that what was happening was distracting the public's attention from more important issues and noted that there was a huge difference between his "stupid statements" and the actions of Bill and Hillary Clinton: Bill Clinton harassed women, and Hillary humiliated his victims.

At the presidential debate held on Sunday, Donald Trump adhered to the same logic: when asked whether he harassed women, the politician tried to get away from the conversation and change the topic, adding that it is worth paying attention to the actions of ISIS ().

Many publications reacted to Trump's words: TIME and Vox released materials on how Donald Trump's statements support a culture of violence, Mashable published a column of victims of violence. Canadian journalist Kelly Oxford launched a Twitter campaign similar to #I'm not afraid to say: she encouraged women to share how they first became victims of sexual harassment, to show that there are real stories behind dry statistics. Oxford wrote the first story herself: when she was 12, an elderly man on the bus began to paw her, and then smiled.

Beginning Friday, thousands of women (who later began to be joined by men) tweeted stories of how they became victims of violence and harassment: Kelly Oxford said that at some point she received 50 tweets per minute. Many of the participants of the action accompany their posts with the hashtag #NotOkay. Women talk about the different types of violence they have faced. Many were molested by their acquaintances, relatives and family members; many have experienced violence as children. Participants of the action also often admit that for a long time they could not share their feelings with loved ones - and when they finally decided to do this, they did not believe them. You can read more stories using the #NotOkay hashtag or here.

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