Every time a sexual assault story breaks nationally, it seems like the public conversation inevitably shifts from shock at the unspeakable atrocity of what happened to speculating how the victim failed to prevent her own assault and lamenting the perpetrators now-wasted 'potential.' So when I saw @EverydaySexism asking women to share their earliest stories with the #WhenIWas prompt, I shared a small number of the less upsetting instances from my own all too typical experience. Fixing that broken norm starts with telling the truth, so here goes.

UPDATE//13th September, 2016: