'Your damage was concrete; stripped of titles, degrees, enrollment. My damage was internal, unseen, I carry it with me. You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today.'
'What we need most of all right now, though, is for people – students and academics – to take note. We need you to care. Sexual violence happens here. Right here. In our rooms, in our JCRs, our MCRs, our bars, on our streets. We are saying no more, not again. It is our right to live free from sexual violence. It is our right to bodily autonomy.'
'The main reason victims felt unable to report their assaults was fear of not being taken seriously. One student who had been raped said, 'I didn’t want to get stick for ‘playing the victim’ after ‘regretting a one night stand’'.'