Donald Trump tapes: A million women share their abuse stories after Republican candidate's lewd comments emerge

Donald Trump's comments triggered horrific memories for millions of women 

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The Independent US

A million women have publically shared their experiences of sexual abuse after a recording of Donald Trump making misogynist comments emerged.

Kelly Oxford, a Canadian writer, decided to post her own experiences of being sexually assaulted after becoming outraged at the tape of Mr Trump and radio host Billy Bush joking about groping women

“I’m automatically attracted to beautiful [women], I just start kissing them,” Mr Trump was recorded saying while wearing a microphone for an episode of Access Hollywood in 2005. 

“It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it…. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”

The remarks demonstrated the “rape culture…we hear and live,” Ms Oxford said. 

She wrote on Twitter: “Women: tweet me your first assaults. they aren't just stats. I'll go first: Old man on city bus grabs my "pussy" and smiles at me, I'm 12.” 

She went on to describe another five assaults. 

The first post went on to be viewed nearly 10 million times and received, according to Ms Oxford, nearly a response every second for several hours, with at least one million women sharing their own stories of abuse. 

The hash tag #notokay, used to describe the assaults, became a top trending term on Twitter in the US and is being used regularly. 

“Anyone denying rape culture, look at my timeline now,” Mx Oxford wrote, later adding: “If my feed were a ticker tape at the bottom of a news network, it would look like there was a war on women.”