Women Are Inspired To Share Their Sexual Assault Stories In Response To Trump's Crude Comments

When writer Kelly Oxford called on women to tweet about their assaults, she received an overwhelming response.

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Millions of women are tweeting about their experiences of sexual assault, and it's all down to #TrumpTapes.

Following the outrage sparked by Donald Trump's comments on grabbing women 'by the pussy' in a leaked video from 2005, Canadian writer Kelly Oxford took to Twitter on Friday to describe the first time she was sexually assaulted at the age of 12.

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She went on to tweet about five other sexual assaults and encouraged women to do the same in an effort to prove their stories 'aren't just stats.'

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Within hours of Oxford's tweets, #NotOkay had become a trending topic on Twitter and the author's request for women to tweet their assault stories had gone viral. On Saturday night, Oxford said she had 9.7 million Twitter interactions, with many women saying they had more than one story to share.

"Women have tweeted me sexual assault stories for 14 hours straight," Oxford wrote. "Minimum 50 per minute. Harrowing. Do not ignore."

As women joined Oxford in opening up about all kinds of shocking violation, the Twitter thread continued to prove exactly why the prevalent culture of violence against women is #NotOkay.

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Here are just a few of the tweets shared in what has become a horrifying but powerful Twitter movement. Let's hope Trump, who dismissed his lewd comments as "locker room banter" in the second presidential debate on Sunday, is following it too.

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