3,493 tweets and counting have used the recently coined #ididnotreport to vocalize their experience with sexual assault. London Feminist coined the term only as late as March 12 and already many survivors have used Twitter to speak on an issue where they had otherwise remained silent. Many have cited past negative experiences with police, blame or poor treatment from peers, fear, and discrimination among other reasons for choosing not to report their assaults. The tweets are a powerful reminder of just how prevalent and harmful sexual assault is, and the many barriers survivors can face in achieving any justice. For proof of the far reaching consequences of sexual assault and the myths surrounding it, look no further than #ididnotreport.
Twitter Movement Highlights Underreporting #ididnotreport [SAFER Tumblr]
#ididnotreport #webelieveyou [London Feminist]
Archive: #ididnotreport [The Archivist]