This is the firestorm the Trump video has created on social media

World Today

A screenshot from the hot-mic video released by the Washington Post.

In the days following the release of a hot-microphone video of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump making lewd statements about women, people have turned to social media to express their outrage and sorrow.

Author Kelly Oxford began using the hashtag #notokay to encourage women to share their personal stories about sexual assault on Friday.

Within an hour, people were sharing multiple stories every second, Oxford said.

According to the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network, in the United States, a woman is sexually assaulted every 109 minutes. Every eight minutes, the victim is a child.

Only six out of every 1,000 perpetrators will end up in prison, the organization reported.

RAINN also found that 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.

Of those who reported sexual assault, victims reported doing the following:

    48 percent were sleeping, or performing another activity at home.
    29 percent were traveling to and from work or school, or to shop or run errands.
    12 percent were working
    7 percent were in school
    5 percent were doing a different activity

Despite these statistics, the rate of sexual assault and rape has fallen 74 percent since 1993, RAINN found.


In addition to women speaking out on the tape, male professional athletes have also objected to Trump’s characterization of his words as “locker room talk.”

Oakland A’s Pitcher Sean Doolittle said he’d never witness locker room talk in the vein of what was on the tape.

Kansas City Chief Wide Receiver Chris Conley also objected.

As did Jacob Tamme a tight end for the Atlanta Falcons.

Dahntay Jones a professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers also tweeted.

As did Sage Jamen Rosenfels a former American football quarterback.

Robbie Rogers, a professional soccer player with the L.A. Galaxy also weighed in.