Ladies are reacting to the allegations that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore had tried sexual relations with a 14-year-old lady when he was 32 by posting pictures of themselves to Twitter of them after they had been that age.
On Thursday evening, shortly after the Washington Submit reported the claims towards Moore, Catherine Lawson, a North Carolina lawyer, posted to Twitter a photograph of herself at 14.
“Can’t consent at 14. Not in Alabama. Not anywhere,” Lawson wrote, including the hashtag “#MeAt14.”
Different ladies adopted Lawson’s lead.
After listening to all of the Moore defenders, I needed to recalibrate myself and discover a pic of me at 14. Right here it’s. For the document, I had ZERO concept what I used to be doing in any romantic or relationship capability (and happily was not allowed thus far). pic.twitter.com/PGGC3QykRp
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) November 11, 2017
Sarah Thyre, a Los Angeles comic, posted hers on Saturday.
Inspired by Thyre, Lizz Winstead, the activist and co-creator of “The Daily Show,” tweeted a photograph of herself at 14 and requested her greater than 127,000 Twitter followers to do the identical.
Alyssa Milano — who final month helped gas the so-called #MeToo motion encouraging ladies to return ahead with their very own tales of sexual assault following the claims towards Harvey Weinstein — joined the #MeAt14 moement.
And plenty of others did, too.
I used to be actually into my spiral perm, writing fan fiction about Mozart, taking part in the piano the wrong way up, and doing dramatic performances of Juliet’s balcony soliloquy whereas I used to be alone in my room. pic.twitter.com/bJGAwFFjdZ
— Jennifer de Guzman (@Jennifer_deG) November 12, 2017
By Sunday morning, the hashtag #MeAt14 was trending in the US.
That is #MeAt14. So excited to graduate from eighth grade, nonetheless making an attempt to determine the way to do my bangs. I nonetheless had a teddy bear. (Don’t inform the opposite youngsters at college.) I had large goals. None of them involving 32 yr previous males. pic.twitter.com/K9nszrNCNs
— Sarah Watson (@SarahWatson42) November 12, 2017
That is me at 14. I had clear braces and was reluctant to smile; this was a uncommon second. I had kissed one boy, and that was a really large deal. But I had already been harassed by older males & was beginning to turn out to be conscious of how harmful the world was for women. #MeAt14 #NoMoore pic.twitter.com/NI3phxLcF7
— Stefanie Iris Weiss (@EcoSexuality) November 12, 2017
That is me at 14. Shy, introverted. Model new boobs. Secretly depressed. Three years into my mother and father ugly divorce and painful, limitless custody battle. If a 32 yr previous man had swept in, ‘cared for’ me, taken an interest- I actually can’t say what would have occurred. #MeAt14 #NoMoore pic.twitter.com/komRDclQm2
— Laura Silverman (@LauraJSilverman) November 12, 2017
On Thursday, the Submit printed its bombshell report quoting a girl, Leigh Corfman, who alleged that in 1979 — when she was 14 and Moore was 32 — Moore partially undressed her and himself, touched her over her undergarments and guided her hand to the touch him. The age of consent in Alabama was then and continues to be 16.
The story additionally quoted three different ladies who mentioned Moore hit on them after they had been 16 to 18 and he was in his 30s.
Moore initially dismissed the report as “fake news” and an assault by “the Democratic Party and the country’s most liberal newspaper” — and now denies even understanding Corfman.
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