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One Tweet Unleashes A Torrent Of Stories Of Sexual Assault : The Two-Way : NPR

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Donald Trump talked about grabbing women's genitals. On Twitter, tens of thousands of women have told stories from the other side of sexual assault, sharing their stories with the hashtag #NotOkay, after writer Kelly Oxford shared the story of the first time she was sexually assaulted. On Friday evening she tweeted, 'Women: tweet me your first assaults. they aren't just stats. I'll go first: Old man on city bus grabs my 'p*ssy' and smiles at me, I'm 12.' By Monday afternoon, nearly 27 million people had responded or visited her Twitter page.

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