#WhyWomenDontReport

Filed in National by on October 14, 2016

Exhibit A:

A day after Jessica Leeds accused Donald Trump of sexual assault in a story reported by the New York Times, Fox Business anchor Lou Dobbs used his large audience on Twitter — roughly 797K followers — to advertise the woman’s New York address and telephone number.

 Exhibit B:

“Take a look. You take a look. Look at her. Look at her words. You tell me what you think. I don’t think so. I don’t think so.” – Donald Trump

Exhibit C:

#WhyWomenDontReport   (Amazing Twitter thread)

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  1. cassandra_m says:

    Take a look at another why — Ben Carson tries to silence a woman who is *just asking* about Trump’s sexual assaults :

  2. pandora says:

    “Stop,” Carson said, referring to Kay. “Hey, can you turn her microphone off, please?”

    “Do you guys have a plug, please?” (Again referring to Kay)

  3. Jason330 says:

    What a fraud. “I would love to talk about morality (just not now.)”

  4. cassandra_m says:

    Anita Hill weighs in:

    What I learned in 1991 is no less true today and no less important for people to understand,” Hill wrote. “Responses to sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence must start with a belief that women matter as much as the powerful men they encounter at work or at school, whether those men are bosses or professors, colleagues or fellow students.

    And she’s right that we haven’t even discussed the well-being of these women.

  5. Steve Newton says:

    I have tried to write here three times … erased them all.

    Women don’t report it, near as I can tell, for three reasons–

    1) They can actually lose more in reporting rape/assault than they lost by being raped or assaulted, even when their stories are believed.

    2) The default reaction of the majority of American men (including, and especially, those in power–and including liberal, libertarian, progressive men as well as conservative men) is not just the presumption of the innocence of the accused, but the presumption of the guilt of the accuser.

    3) We spend more time telling our daughters how not to get raped than we do in making our sons understand their responsibility not only for not being rapists, but in not turning away when they see it happening.

  6. pandora says:

    “2) The default reaction of the majority of American men (including, and especially, those in power–and including liberal, libertarian, progressive men as well as conservative men) is not just the presumption of the innocence of the accused, but the presumption of the guilt of the accuser.”

    This. Look at Trump’s statement today about President Obama:

    “He’s talking about me like he knows me,” Trump told supporters in Greensboro, North Carolina. “I don’t know him, he doesn’t know me and why doesn’t some woman maybe come up and say what they say falsely about me, they could say about him. They could say it about anybody. They could say it about anybody. He better be careful because they could say it about anybody.”

    This is the classic women lie trope that far too many men buy into. What Trump is saying here is that all men are in danger of being accused of sexual assault because women lie about this stuff all the time because women are lying liars.

    I wrote a while ago that when it comes to Trump and women it’s all about whether he’d “do” her or not. And… I was right.

  7. anonymous says:

    At this point it’s he said/she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said and she said. Who you gonna believe?

  8. Steve Newton says:

    As somebody already said (ouch), you have to choose between the man who said he groped women and the women who say he groped women. I believe them both.

    There’s something eerily Cosby-like to this whole situation.

  9. cassandra_m says:

    He better be careful because they could say it about anybody.

    I heard this as a threat. Ad if he was looking for someone who he could pay to make accusations.

  10. puck says:

    “He better be careful because they could say it about anybody.”

    It could never happen here.

  11. Steve Newton says:

    Leave it to puck to equate the idea that women should be taken seriously when they report sexual assault with … McCarthyism. (Follow the link.)

    Of course in restating puck’s argument that women reporting sexual assault are the equivalent of Tail Gunner Joe attempting to destroy tens of thousands of American lives for political gain I will be accused of putting the words he used into his mouth.

  12. kavips says:

    If it is the classic “man line”, I really don’t think any man is going to buy it now… Deplorables, maybe. But not any man…

  13. pandora says:

    Yeah, Kavips, that’s not what I said.

  14. cassandra_m says:

    Because men are victims, here, you know.

    :roll:

  15. Liberal Elite says:

    McCarthyism?

    What the hell is the matter with some of you people???

    Trump is OBVIOUSLY guilty as hell. There’s hardly a shred of doubt.

    What we have here is 30% of nation as liars pretending to not believe the obvious.

  16. Liberal Elite says:

    Here.. Read the letter from Madeline.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/15/nytnow/top-10-comments-i-regret-not-standing-up-to-him-for-that.html

    This man needs to be put down hard on Nov 8.