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“I’m taking these f–kers down.” “Women,” Oxford tweeted, hands shaking, “tweet me your first assaults. I’ll go first: Old man on city bus grabs my ‘pussy’ and smiles at me.
By comparison, the essays in pack a straight-up emotional punch.
Oxford was the on-set writer for Franco’s latest movie, But as Trump blustered across the campaign trail, the polished, family-sitcom jokes in Oxford’s feed gave way to more biting tweets about reproductive rights and gun control. Oxford looked up to see Trump and Bush on a tour bus, reached for the remote, heard the exchange — and knew with total conviction what had to come next.
Then, on October 7, she was working from the bed of her rented L. “I’ve been the ‘it’ in that equation too many times,” she writes in the new book.
She tells me, “I’m excited about what comes next.” So what exactly does “next” look like?
For all her hustle and burgeoning activism, Oxford doesn’t define success as a string of bestsellers or top-rated TV shows or flame-throwing tweets.
That’s not to say there isn’t humour in this collection. But it’s clear the vulnerability of her #notokay post didn’t come out of nowhere.
She’s bringing her readers to a much rawer and more intimate place to assure them that they’re not alone.
You know — the one where he muses about that time he “moved on” a woman “like a bitch,” then dismisses her and her “big, phony tits.” The one with the pussy grabbing, and the Billy Bush sniggering, and the suggestion that downing a few breath mints before forcing yourself on someone makes you pretty gallant.
The one where he refers to a woman as “it.” The one that propelled people across the world—including Edmonton-born, L.
“I really wanted to make certain I wasn’t the only person seeing how big this was,” she says.
“Being able to talk to a broader audience helped me get through all the information and feel it was worth doing.” Of course, having your notifications blow up with experiences of trauma, or being stopped in the street by strangers looking to talk, is not an emotional picnic.
The response to #notokay was swift and enormous: Women began tweeting about their assaults at a rate of two per second.