Last year when Trump was elected, a friend of mine started a website, I’m Not Just A Statistic. I shared a story of nearly being raped (but a dear friend sensed something was wrong and came into the room) that had recently come back to my memory. I try not to think about it, but again, it came up when this petition came about.
After the incident, I was feeling super guilty about what happened. I was feeling guilty because as a Mormon girl, you’re taught that your worthiness is directly connected to your purity. I wasn’t feeling pure, so I went to my Bishop. I told him about nearly being RAPED. He put ME on probation. I couldn’t take the sacrament for a year.
Sadly, at the time I didn’t realize how horrible it was that I was the one being punished for what had happened to me. This is probably that worst part of the whole incident.