#WhyIDidn’tReport has become a trending topic on Twitter. The meaning behind the Twitter campaign is the effort to explain why victims of sexual abuse didn’t tell police, family or even friends when they were raped in past. They chose to be silent because they were scared, they assumed they wouldn’t be believed, or they were even under threat by the abuser. Some were scared because the abuser was their relative or even their own family by blood. The accounts shared were so heartbreaking, and some are very disturbing.
The campaign occurred in response to the tweet by the President of United States of America, Donald J. Trump. He questioned why Christine Blasey Ford — the California university professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brent Kavanaugh of sexual assaulting her decades ago in high school — didn’t report the alleged crime to law enforcement at the time. People were angry and upset by his tweet. His tweet feels so unbelievable, because it sounded like he blames the victim and defends the abuser. President Trump’s actions are exactly the reason why a lot of victims of sexual abuse feel scared to speak up, to report what was happened to them.
Victims are not only women and men. Transgenders can also be abused by sick people who can’t keep their lust to themselves.