Single tweet starts national discussion on sexual assault

A simple Twitter message went wildly viral as women came forward with their own stores.

Kelly Oxford says she was thinking about deleting her highly personal tweet if no one responded to it in 10 minutes.

It read "Women: tweet me your first assaults. they aren't just stats. I'll go first:

Old man on city bus grabs my "p***y" and smiles at me, I'm 12."

Since then the Los Angeles resident has had 30 million interactions on Twitter. The hashtag "#NotOK" has been trending since Friday.

Many responders are women sharing their own stories of being sexually assaulted.

"I was happy that women were opening up and sharing, and also upset at the same time," Oxford said. "That there were so many women, that basically every woman has a story like this."

This all started because of the release of the tapes involving Donald Trump last week and the comments he made in 2005 saying he “grabs [women] by the p****” and other lewd comments attributed to the presidential hopeful.

Trump's comments have clearly gone beyond the "locker room", as he described them, and are now starting a whole new conversation on social media.

(© 2016 WTSP)


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