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It’s #notokay to treat sexual assault like a joke

By October 22, 2018 No Comments

“On three occasions I attempted suicide.”

Dear T&T: is #notokay to make jokes about sexual assault. It’s #notokay to not show compassion towards somebody who’s a victim of sexual assault.

Vanessa talks about how much it hurt for years (and how much it still hurts). When we treat sexual assault lightly, when somebody we know confides to us that they were violated and we treat it like it’s a joke– THIS is what we are treating as a joke. THIS is how much it hurts them to have us treat it lightly.

 

#NotOkay to treat rape and sexual assault like a joke

"On three occasions I attempted suicide."Dear T&T: is #notokay to make jokes about sexual assault. It's #notokay to not show compassion towards somebody who's a victim of sexual assault. Vanessa talks about how much it hurt for years (and how much it still hurts). When we treat sexual assault lightly, when somebody we know confides to us that they were violated and we treat it like it's a joke– THIS is what we are treating as a joke. THIS is how much it hurts them to have us treat it lightly. FOLLOW Not OkayFOLLOW on Instagram: www.Instagram.com/notokaytt

Posted by Not Okay on Saturday, 8 September 2018