In first presidential election post-Me Too, survivors of sexual violence largely invisible

Analysis: “When it comes to choosing a presidential candidate, we constantly have to take the violence that we have experienced and set it aside for the greater good,” says one sociologist.”

“In the United States, one in three women experiences some form of sexual violence in her lifetime,according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – those are millions of survivors who have watched as the first presidential election post-Me Too has rendered them largely invisible. 

Sexual violence hasn’t come up in either the presidential or vice presidential debates.

Outside of a handful of headlines, this month’s anniversary of Trump’s infamous Access Hollywood tape, in which he bragged about grabbing women by the genitals, came and went. “

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In a separate USA Today article today, the following:

“Today, writer E. Jean Carroll goes to court in a unique case: she accused the sitting president of defamation. But when she came forward in 2019 to say Trump had raped her in a department store dressing room in the mid-1990s, her story started with a familiar detail.

“The moment the dressing-room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips,” she wrote in June 2019. 

Thirteen of the 19 women who have accused Trump of sexual assault or non-consensual physical contact said he kissed them without consent, often out of the blue, sometimes holding them firmly in place.

Another reason the scene is familiar: It’s how Trump himself described his approach to women in a 2005 recording of what he thought was a private conversation, released in 2016.

“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them,” he said in the now-infamous Access Hollywood recording. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”

Continued USA Today:

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