Alabama politician Roy Moore has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14 year old girl when he was 32 years old. A Washington Post Expose reported that three other women were also lured into dating Moore when they were between the ages of 16 and 18. While they thought dating an older man was an intriguing idea at the time, they later realized how wrong it was for him to want to be involved with someone so young.
Leigh Corfman said that Moore kissed her, removed her shirt and pants, and touched her inappropriately. She told the Washington Post, "I wanted it over with — I wanted out..." She remembered thinking, "Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over."
Moore has denied these allegations. Other Republican senators have both dismissed the accusations as lies stemming from the Democratic party or gone so far as to try and justify a sexual relationship between a fourteen-year-old and a 32-year old.
Co-creator of the Daily Show started the hashtag #MeAt14 to illustrate that a 14-year-old is nowhere near ready to consent to a sexual relationship, let alone one with a 32-year-old.
Lizz Winstead started the trend.
This is me at 14. I was on the gymnastics team and sang in the choir. I was not dating a 32 year old man. Who were… https://t.co/q27izzub36— Lizz "Watch my special @ Vimeo On-Demand" Winstead (@Lizz "Watch my special @ Vimeo On-Demand" Winstead)1510445577.0
Most 14-year-olds are just in their freshman year of high school.
This is me at 14. I wasn’t dating a 32 year old male. I was riding horses, playing basketball, and trying to surviv… https://t.co/kH5Za1TB2m— lexlo (@lexlo)1510495989.0
No one should have to deal with sexual abuse from an older man, but kids are especially vulnerable in this type of situation.This post from Vanessa Phillips shows just how much something like that can affect a person's life when it happens at such a young age. It took her years to realize that the horrible things that happened to her were not her fault.
Many of the posts brought up the fact that it is not normal for a 14-year-old to date a 32-year-old.
@katiecouric This is me at 14. I was living in Mobile Ala. I was enjoying having my brothers and sisters come home… https://t.co/pxS4lqswgc— Ms. Belle (@Ms. Belle)1510461031.0
It's horrible that Leigh Corfman had to go through what she did at a time that should be reserved for innocent fun.
@lizzwinstead @justabloodygame This is me at 14. I wasn't dating yet, I was playing mini golf with my dad when this… https://t.co/MExsS5DIQf— BLM sassenach (@BLM sassenach)1510458932.0
14-year-olds are minors.
@ArielDumas @AshaRangappa_ Just in case there’s any doubt that a 14 year old is a CHILD! #MeAt14 #NoMoore https://t.co/2eElHSTxt9— Orli Matlow (@Orli Matlow)1510379515.0
Lisa Germaine said she didn't have a date until she was 18.
@lizzwinstead This is me at 14. I was in the Glee Club and an art student. I made ribbon barettes and I babysat on… https://t.co/OzolrrV0Bb— Lisa Germaine (@Lisa Germaine)1510471021.0
Kathy was grounded for an entire summer when she was 14.
@a_picazo @lizzwinstead This is me at 14. I was grounded for this whole summer, so not sure how this pic was taken.… https://t.co/rckAOSEPEm— kathy 🌈 (@kathy 🌈)1510471212.0
Kids do not have the capacity to deal with something as horrible as being lured into sexual touching with an adult.
@lizzwinstead @pauldutton1968 When I was fourteen I was a virgin and looking forward to a good life as I was bright… https://t.co/bzVtPyTWzN— becky smith (@becky smith)1510471891.0