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The News Minute | November 5, 2014 | 10:05 am IST Several women and some men across the world have taken to social media to share their stories of sexual violence. The powerful Twitter hashtag #BeenRapedNotReported is being used by many to tell stories of rape, some even opening up for the first time, and why they never reported it.  According to a Huffington Post report, 'the hashtag was created by former Toronto Star writer Antonia Zerbisias and Montreal Gazette reporter Sue Montgomery, who shared their own stories of rape.' The stories of these survivors are heartwrenching, and many point out that this could be just 'the tip of the iceberg'.  In my own house in university by a friend. Didn't call for help because I was scared my roommate would kill him #beenrapedneverreported — julie smith (@snowprincette) November 5, 2014 #beenrapedneverreported old memories came up. Trying to numb myself, fight off anxiety attack. I hate him and everything he did to me. — Kairyn (@kat_woman13) November 5, 2014 #beenrapedneverreported because the idea of rape ingrained in my brain was of a man in the bushes, not someone i knew/loved/trusted — jenna marg (@jenna_marg) October 31, 2014 :( RT @conflictedesire: I didn't think anyone would believe me because I was naked and he was the drunk one. #BeenRapedNeverReported — Wildcard Vidyut (@Vidyut) October 31, 2014 He pushed me on the couch and said: "you can't say no, you're my girlfriend." — I cried all that night. Many after. #BeenRapedNeverReported — Daphne Simone (@daphnesimone) October 31, 2014 #BeenRapedNeverReported I was 12, he was 18….I had a crush,I never told, I thought it was my fault. — Tara king Cohen (@tarakingcohen) October 30, 2014 It was 1969 when, if you found you were the only girl in the rec room and no parents were home, it was your fault. #BeenRapedNeverReported — Antonia Zerbisias (@AntoniaZ) October 30, 2014 I've #BeenRapedNeverReported because I knew I would be blamed because I had been drinking. — Hangry Bird (@RaavynnDigitaL) October 30, 2014 Because when I told a trusted family member, she said not to say anything cuz her boyfriend would kill him. #BeenRapedNeverReported — Mary Stone (@dockstone82) November 5, 2014 #BeenRapedNeverReported . Thats really all I want to say. — Marissa Lee (@Marissa_N_Lee) November 5, 2014

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