US politician takes down Trump with powerful essay about her rape ordeal
A Democrat running for the US House of Representatives has revealed she was raped at college.
Victims of rape describe the devastating effects of not being believed and victim blaming In an emotive essay, she has revealed how Donald Trump’s degrading comments about women forced her to relive her awful ordeal.
In the essay on the website Medium, Paula Hawks, of South Dakota, said condoning such behaviour enabled sexual assault at colleges and in the workplace.
Ms Hawks, 41, said in the essay that she was raped by ‘a person in a position of authority’ while at college.
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