Why I’ve Never Talked About My Sexual Assault (Until Now)

And why men and women wait so long to come forward

  • I made myself forget about it.
  • Part of me still wonders if it “really counts,” since it was through clothes and didn’t leave me emotionally scarred.
  • Part of me still thinks it was 50 percent my fault, for not knowing how to tactfully diffuse uninvited sexual advances.
  • It feels trivial compared to other people’s experiences.
  • It’s not how I want people to see me.
  • I don’t want to look like an attention seeker.
  • I don’t remember much about that night, not nearly enough to make it sound like a credible story.

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