(VIDEO) GEORGIA LAWMAKER TELLS ROOM OF RAPE SURVIVORS: “TRIGGER SOMEWHERE ELSE”

“Spoiled child who doesn’t know how to behave”

“Snowflake who needs a safe space”

By Grace Starling. (You can learn more here)

“Could you grow up?”

“Trigger somewhere else”

“Utilizing a victim’s status”

Based on these comments said about me or to me, you might assume I was on a playground and not in the Georgia Capitol. You’d be wrong. According to state Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, and supporters of his ill-conceived campus rape bill, I am a spoiled child who doesn’t know how to behave.

Actually, I’m a 23-year-old law student and sexual assault survivor who doesn’t scare easy and stands up to bullies, including Ehrhart.

Since Jan. 26, I’ve been at the Capitol almost every day fighting against his legislation, which would make it more difficult for rape victims to come forward. I’ve spent a significant amount of time working with the House and Senate, and, let me tell you, the way students and survivors were treated by the two chambers could not have been more stark.

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