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I just read the linked article about Brooke Shields' MeToo experience. I think a lot of us are like her, processing sexual trauma from 30 years ago. Her story may have taken place in Hollywood, but it could've been anywhere.

The truth is, if you were assaulted after going anywhere willingly with a male then, you were blamed for whatever happened. It was a “yeah she was asking for that” culture. So you didn’t talk about it. The “would-if-he-could” kind of guys stayed protected. And our pain stayed frozen until we heard others talk about it post-MeToo.

These conversations are important, but getting mental health care help is really important. This is at the end of the article: National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org.

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