It all began with the Instagram post (above) about “consent” during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (with she captioned “I knew my assailant”).
She followed that up with an infographic of rape statistics, to which a troll commented that “reported rapes are the only rapes that count.”
She then shockingly responded with a detailed post about her own sexual assault, and the reasons he didn’t report it.
“I didn’t report my rape. I didn’t report it for many reasons. First of all, I was in complete shock and total denial. I didn’t want to view myself as a ‘victim,’ so I suppressed it and pretended that it never happened,” wrote Breslin.
“Second of all, I was in a relationship with my rapist and feared not being believed. I also believed if my case wasn’t believed, he would still find out and hurt me even more.”
“Thirdly, I knew how hurt my friends and family would be after finding out, and I didn’t want to put them through that.”
Very brave, and we wish her healing and love.
(Top pic: Pacific Coast News)