My police report after assault was more traumatizing than the assault itself. You don't report because nothing about the institutions you've grow up around messages safety. Instead it's willingly putting yourself up for doubt and judgement at the most terrible moment of your life
Also can someone invent a time machine to pop us into 3 weeks from now when our 🚮 president says something else stupid everyone obsesses over but doesn't constantly remind so many of us of the worst moment/s of our lives? Thanks.
I reported twice. The first time, police drove me to where my attacker was and left me in a car with him outside as he talked to them. The second time, the interrogation that was my police report left me with so many scars about blame. The 3rd time I passed. #WhyIDidntReport