Tracy DeTomasi: Kavanaugh News Cycle ‘Right Now Has Been Very Triggering’ for Sexual Assault Survivors

‘When survivors see us taking sexual assault seriously, they’re empowered to come forward’


PAUL: "And just listening to her say that would trigger what we hear from the national sexual assault hotline, that more than 200% their calls went on on Thursday? This was just on Thursday."
DeTOMASI: "I think with that and the news cycle right now has been very triggering for survivors. At no more, we’ve experienced a huge uptick in our social media presence and it’s because anything can remind a victim of the trauma they experienced and that’s all it takes is one memory and it brings them right back to the situation that they experienced and they have all of those fears, all of that anxiety and they’re right back to that situation."

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