A week ago today the second presidential debate was held.  Some tuned in eagerly, anxious to see how the candidates would handle the latest hot button issues.  Some boycotted, tired of wading through the political muck.  Either way, everyone seemed pretty passionate about their opinion on the matter.

But I want to share a story picked up by NPR along with most major networks.  After the now-infamous 2005 tape was released where Trump talked graphically about doing things to women, writer Kelly Oxford had enough.  She tweeted “Women: tweet me your first assaults. They aren’t just stats.” and the twitter sphere exploded with #notokay.

Read this story.  Click on the #notokay link in it and visit Kelly Oxford’s twitter page.  Take in these women’s truths and then tell me…can we afford to keep quiet anymore?  Can our daughters afford our silence?

” ‘Women: tweet me your first assaults,’ Oxford said.  ‘they aren’t just stats.’

The responses poured in – not by the dozens or by the hundreds, but by the thousands.

Strangers on the bus, in the street, on the subway, at a concert.  Fathers.  Uncles.  Baby sitters. Classmates.  Teachers.  Doctors.  Priests.  Friends.”

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