04.2013 // Μύκονος
Don’t let this #throwback
from Mykonos fool you—this week has sucked.
Just like Christine Blasey Ford, I was assaulted by a Georgetown Prep student when I was a teenager. Held down and touched against my will. Obviously, the past few days have been pretty triggering for me. If you’re having a similar experience, please reach out to me. #metoo
Speaking publicly about assault is traumatic and upsetting for victims. We don’t do it for attention or for gain, we do it to protect others. Please consider the trauma Dr. Ford is enduring to go public with such a brutal memory, then speak up and cry out. #callyoursenators #mandymaction
Yes, drunk teenagers make mistakes. There is room for nuance in this discussion. But, assault cannot be acceptable. And, for God’s sake, we need to hold our country’s greatest leaders to a higher standard. In the past 10 years, I haven’t been prepared to publicly name my attacker, but you better believe I’ll fight like hell if he’s nominated for the SCOTUS in the next 30.
Lastly, to @georgetownprep
and similar schools—please figure out how to teach young men that they are not entitled to women’s (or anyone’s) bodies. Take concrete actions to deal with the toxic rape culture that has been brewing on your campuses for decades. Preferably, before I have children. #timesup