So, the last few days have been pretty harrowing with Weinstein revelations and the #MeToo trending. Harrowing but enlightening to confirm what I’ve suspected - that a huge amount of women experience sexual assault. Ive posted his elsewhere so forgive me if you’ve seen this twice.
I’ve been thinking over the last few days how I can help. I think the first step is to talk about it, or at least see others talk about it and get support from people who know what you’ve been through. Mumsnet is a great place for it and it’s anonymous but I feel that we’re constantly coming up against NAMALT posters, MRA infiltrators and trolls.
I’ve set up a Facebook group for survivors of sexual assault and rape. Please check my posting history to see that I’m a genuine poster and that I’ve shared my story several times about how my stepdad sexually abused and harassed me and how my mum found out and is still with him.
To protect my identity I’ve used my sock Facebook account to open it. I’ll only accept females (born females) to the group. It’s a secret group so no one on your friends list can see you’re in it. I won’t post the group name here but if you’d like to join please feel free to PM me. I’ll PM you back a link to add my sock account as a friend (I can only add friends to secret groups). I have zero friends in my sock account so I know whoever adds me wants to be part of the group, and I won’t ask for your real name on here so I won’t be able to link your username and real name. Happy to accept sock Facebook accounts as I know people don’t want to share their real name. I will do a quick check on posting history to weed out the weirdos and MRAs.
You don’t have to share your story in the group, it’s more for a place to get support and discuss issues and sometimes just vent.