The power of the human spirit is strong, alive and well. How do we know? Because we follow some incredible people on social media. Just when you think social media is all about selfies, images of food and frivolous “check-ins” at the hottest late night spots, enter Christine Fox, @Steenfox on Twitter. The savvy social media user witnessed an earlier online debate with a follower who insisted that women’s revealing attire could be a contributing factor to sexual assault.
Story after countless story of women–our mothers, daughters, aunts, friends, etc.–confessed to their stories of rape, many of them heartbreaking. From a simple t-shirt and jeans, to corporate attire, women’s testimonies of what they were wearing during their attacks busted the myth that women “asked” to be raped because of how they dressed. A few of the responses are below:
@steenfox I was wearing a Grumpy Carebear Tshirt, with jean shorts…it was a male relative…(okay to RT)
@steenfox Assaulted twice. At age 15: jean capris, loose red baby tee, flip flops. At age 18: jeans, university t-shirt, sneakers. Can RT.
@steenfox I was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, baggy jeans and a cap advertising the Beatles. You can RTAlso On Black America Web: