Why Women Keep Silent About Sexual Assault

(FTB) – Mano Singham:

The boasts of sexual assault by Donald Trump has triggered a wave of many women who have said that it was not mere ‘locker room talk’ but that he actually carried out those actions. Trump’s defenders have suggested that the women are not credible because they did not make these charges public at the time the assaults occurred, though many did confide in friends and relatives.

It is hard for people who have never the victims of sexual assault to imagine themselves in the same situation and thus they are unable to understand the victims’ decisions to keep silent. Journalist Danielle Berrin describes in detail her feelings and reaction when she went to interview a prominent writer in 2014 and he pawed and propositioned her. …

singham 2016/10/29 sexual assault

Sexual assault

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