LISTEN: While Christine Blasey Ford Spoke, Kansas Citians Shared #WhyIDidntReport
After Christine Blasey Ford said Judge Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her in high school, President Trump tweeted that had it really happened, her parents would have reported it. This has sparked a social media movement of people sharing their stories with the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport.
While Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, KCUR's Central Standard took calls from the Kansas City community about their own stories of sexual assaults and why they didn't report these cases, or, in many cases, even tell their family members.
KCUR's Gina Kaufmann was joined by Victoria Pickering, the director of advocacy at the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, and Susan Kraus, a therapist and author of the novel Insufficient Evidence.