Lena Dunham Accused A Sexual Assault Victim Of Lying, And People Are Furious

This statement is not only troubling but it is also harmful to sexual assault victims because it perpetuates the myth that women lie about assault. Many victims of sexual assault don't come forward because they are afraid they won't be believed. Those that do are often accused of "asking for it." Dunham, who has made sexual assault allegations herself, knows how important it is to believe victims of sexual assault. Just last month in a lengthy Instagram caption, she vented her frustrations about those who continue to accuse her of lying about being sexually assaulted.

This Muslim Beauty Pageant Contestant Just Made History

"It takes bravery, emotional resilience and most importantly surrounding yourself with strong minded people who are prepared to make great sacrifices to welcome permanent and positive change," she writes on her Instagram post. "This moment has proved that I am capable of almost anything I set my mind to and limitations is a status waiting to be changed. I thank everyone who stood beside me and believed in my vision.”

Showcase spotlights aboriginal students’ work

In 2008 the river running closest to Katherine Minich’s hometown in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, overflowed, washing out the bridge that connected the two halves of the community. The flooding caused the permafrost to melt, bringing in more water. Without the bridge the part of town with the reservoir was cut off from the other, meaning water trucks were unable to deliver safe water to certain homes. “A state of emergency was declared in order to get engineers to come in and rebuild the bridge,” said
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