#WhyWomenDontReport Is Trending on Twitter, After Trump Accuser's Address Was Shared | Sojourners

#WhyWomenDontReport Is Trending on Twitter, After Trump Accuser's Address Was Shared

On Oct. 13, Lou Dobbs, an anchor for Fox Business Network, helped circulate the address and phone number of Jessica Leeds, one of the women who has recently come forward to accuse Donald Trump of inappropriate sexual contact. Dobbs tweeted a link to a news site that published Leeds’ address and phone number taken from public records and also quoted a tweet that included Leeds’ contact information. Dobbs has 794,000 followers.

In response, women began to use the hashtag #WhyWomenDontReport to highlight the many reasons female sexual assault victims may not report the crimes. Some striking barriers that emerge: public scrutiny and distrust, and violation of privacy. Many shared their own stories:

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