Sorry, I’m Not Sorry, Matt Lauer! Here's What Being a Survivor of Sexual Assault & Exploitation Means by Brittany Moffatt
I love living in this time of female empowerment and #metoo. I love watching people who’ve abused their power for decades and gotten away with it fall. However, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that as a sexual assault survivor it hurts every morning! The endless headlines and conversations feel a little too late and it burns like a fresh blister on my heel after walking miles in new high heels. I’m so grateful, proud and astounded by these courageous women coming forward. Thank you for your voice and sacrifice. You have already suffered in ways many don’t understand.
- Being a survivor means wondering who to tell and when.
- Being a survivor means worrying about your livelihood.
- Being a survivor means worrying about your reputation.
- Being a survivor means questioning your own integrity.
- Being a survivor means asking what you should have done to prevent it.
- Being a survivor means asking WHY?
Really the only reason is that predatory behavior is about power and control. But that’s the last thing you feel when you’re in a hallway frantically pushing the call button for the elevator and your boss is forcing you against a wall trying to kiss you as you bend and bow in an attempt to get away.
Being a survivor is telling your story! #metoo