Your DGB for today is to post a picture on Twitter or Facebook, of you at age 14, with the hashtag #MeAt14.
Unless you completely tune out the news, you’ve likely heard the recent allegations against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, in which there are multiple claims of sexual relationships with teen girls, one as young as 14. https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/woman-says-roy-moore-initiated-sexual-encounter-when-she-was-14-he-was-32/2017/11/09/1f495878-c293-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?utm_term=.d6d7b8537fbb
According to statistics, 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys will be sexually abused as children. 16% of girls will suffer abuse during the ages of 14-17. http://victimsofcrime.org/media/reporting-on-child-sexual-abuse/child-sexual-abuse-statistics Monsters like Roy Moore will have you believe a 14 year old can consent. They can’t. It’s rape. Join the movement and post a picture of yourself at 14 and encourage others to talk about what we can do to stop childhood sexual abuse and the sexualization of teen girls.
You can also donate to organizations like RAINN.org https://donate.rainn.org, who offer support and counseling to victims of rape, assault, and incest. And lastly, if you need to report sexual abuse, please call 1-800-656-HOPE, and help end the abuse.