2 days ago I got groped in my own house by a man I don't know. I was alone & cornered in a bathroom & extremely threatened. I'm sharing this information with you because women are encouraged to keep quiet, not take up space & hide when they get violated. We are scared to come forward because we don't want to cause trouble or a scene. We don't want to talk about heavy shit & make ppl feel uncomfortable. Women & girls are also mostly told they were asking for it & accused of making it up. So sometimes we think twice about coming forward, or we don't at all. I'm tired of feeling that way. Talking about these issues can a) help to prevent them in the future & b) make us feel stronger, more supported & safer. I'm also teaming this statement with a photo of me looking like a total & ridiculous G shot by @abaxley because I don't like the usual imagery associated with assault, we don't have to look like a victim to be one, I actually happen to be a badass bitch from hell, this shit can happen to anyone. Speak up & don't be discouraged. Share your experiences below if you wish. ???? I'll be discussing this topic in more detail & sharing my other experiences with this shit on my #YouNow live stream today. Link in bio. 3.00 pm PST
Suicide is the biggest cause of death in men aged 20-49 in the UK. Let's challenge a culture that prevents men from asking for help.