Women Who Were Sexually Abused As Children Share Their Stories
Women who were sexually abused as children share their shocking stories on Twitter, using the #WhenIWas hashtag. These stories are incredibly sad if we look at today’s society. We can easily see that such harassment actions are still taking place and humanity hasn’t change not even a little bit for the better.
People all over the world should condemn sexual abuse. There’s no excuse for it and the problem is even worse when children are subjected to it. These courageous women who were sexually abused as children are trying to raise awareness worldwide on this very important, and sadly still very present issue.
#WhenIWas 9 my breasts started to grow. A week later boys/men began commenting on and asking to see them. I didn’t even know what they were.
— Sarah Le Blanc (@LadyMirtazapine) April 19, 2016
#whenIwas 8 a man without pants stopped his car next to me and asked if I liked what I saw as he was masturbating.
— Rydia (@disassociation) April 19, 2016
— Bespectacled Indian (@BespectacledInd) April 19, 2016
#WhenIWas 13, yoga pants were banned from my middle school because they were deemed “too distracting to my male peers/instructors”
— ♍️ (@blacktarheroine) April 19, 2016
#wheniwas 13 my male math teacher told me I didn’t need to learn geometry because I already had such good curves.
— OhmyTash (@ohmytasha) April 19, 2016
#whenIwas in 14 a teaching priest told us in class that rape is impossible as “a letter can’t be posted if the letterbox isn’t open”.
— Sadhbh (@Sadhbhzilla) April 19, 2016
#WhenIWas 13, the catcalls started. Catcalls from grown men. I was a child.
— Karla (@koverflowers) April 19, 2016
#wheniwas about 9, an older man (50+) at a family gathering told me to greet my elder with a kiss, he then forced his tongue into my mouth.
— Gadi (@AfroMatriarch) April 19, 2016
#wheniwas at school girls weren’t allowed to wear our PE kit to lessons cos the short gym skirts were “distracting for the male teachers”
— shit face (@pipsuxx) April 19, 2016
#whenIwas 11 my uncle tried to grope me grabbed my hands and pushed me against the wall, only stopped when his wife showed up with their 3yo
— veronica (@mythicalbi) April 19, 2016