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#RapedByMorehouse rocks Twitter and brings sexual assault to the forefront

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Trigger Warning: Sexual violence, rape

Last night, an user account under the name "@RapedatSpelman" appeared on Twitter detailing an alleged sexual assault at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. The account quickly amassed more than 1,100 followers in under 24 hours and sparked a discussion about sexual violence on college campuses. “Our hearts go out to this student and I want to personally offer her our full support and assistance,” Spelman President Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell said in a statement provided to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We are a family at Spelman and we will not tolerate any episode of sexual violence,” she wrote. “No student should ever have to suffer and endure the experience she has recounted on social media. Spelman is conducting a full and thorough review of these events.” However, a debate on Twitter wouldn't be complete without those who try to derail the conversation. Instead of trying to support the victim in this situation, a number of people were more concerned with the Morehouse brand being soiled by the publicity. People were quick to point out that this isn't about shaming Morehouse College or is it to suggest that this is only an issue that occurs in the AUC, but is about addressing and reforming the pervasive rape culture that surrounds all of us. Regardless of how you feel about the manner in which the message was delivered, there's no denying that this is a conversation that must be had, and we must give credit to the brave survivors that are able to break their silence and share their stories. As this article is typed, women and men across Atlanta are currently getting in formation and getting organized to make sure that these stories don't become normalized in our society.

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