I Am That Woman.
Earlier in the night, he slid his hand down to my crotch. I awkwardly and dismissively moved it and told him not to. Later that evening, he chose to use that same hand to pin my neck to the mattress and raped me after I told him to stop and tried to get away. The man who chose to rape me had a similar mentality to Donald Trump. A mentality that he could do anything he wanted- including violating my bodily integrity for his own sexual gratification.
I am that woman that others have believed they could do anything to. I am a woman who will not tolerate sexual violence.
These words by Donald Trump are upsetting and difficult to read. "You can do anything." One thing I'll be doing this election is actively and enthusiastically voting for someone else.
If you want to anonymously talk to someone about your own experiences, or get resources, go to Rainn.org for their anonymous hotline, to find a rape crisis center close to you, or to learn more about statistics and the reality of sexual assault. If you have experienced sexual assault and money is tight, your local rape crisis center may have no-cost therapy sessions available. Getting support is vital to your well-being. You are not alone and there are resources and systems in place to help.