When the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, it seemed that almost every day brought another survivor with their own accusations, their own story. The Martins investigation has sparked no such watershed, or at least not yet.
Men may feel shame that they should have been stronger and able to fight off the perpetrator. These feelings hinder the survivor’s ability to seek out support or services they may need after an assault.
By the time I left Huntington, I was well known for my outspoken activism related to sexual violence. My first rapist’s name was synonymous with my own, tied to the places he worked and the people who shielded him.