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#MeToo: I’m so open about every other part of my life except one. I can count on one hand the number of people I’ve confided… (1/17)
… in about being sexually assaulted. I stayed quiet for too many reasons. (2/17)
I stayed quiet because of society’s propensity to not believe survivors. (3/17)
I stayed silent bc I worried that if it took me a hours to truly wrap my mind around what happened, how would others else believe me? (4/17)
I stayed silent bc I knew compounding the disbelief of survivors would be the... (5/17)
… the specific disbelief that comes from the perception that trans people are “too disgusting to be assaulted.” (6/17)
I stayed silent because I feared that any story that “sexualized” me would undermine my voice as a woman and as a trans advocate. (7/17)
I stayed silent because I worried that when ppl hear “trans person” and “sexual assault” in the same story, their minds would pass... (8/17)
…over the reality and immediately go to the dangerous myth of the “trans bathroom predator…” (9/17)
adding insult to injury that the fear of speaking out could reinforce support 4 anti-trans policies that foster violence against us (10/17)
And that is how systems of oppressions work and intersect... (11/17)
The violence & stigma I face as a woman is compounded by the violence & stigma I face as a trans person. (12/17)
And yet, at the same time, my whiteness, economic security, able-bodied privilege, family support, and so many other identities... (13/17)
help halt the further multiplication of the barriers and challenges in my way and serve to shield me from some of the... (14/17)
worst consequences – often fatal ones – that result from the toxic mix of racism, misogyny, transphobia, and homophobia. (15/17)
These systems & structures persist without intentional & sustained action. It’s not enough for any ally to refrain from bad behavior (16/17)
We need u to engage in tearing down the walls that have been built to keep people from the safety and justice every person deserves. (17/17)
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