The Comey testimony reminded Twitter of a sexual assault testimony.

As Comey took to the stand, viewers took to the internet to share their two cents about what was going on during #ComeyDay.

Viewers thought Comey’s testimony sounded strikingly similar to something women face too often: sexual harassment. Trump’s intimidation and threats resonated with women across the nation.

But, they weren’t the only ones noticing the similarities.  We’re unsure why it took a nationally-broadcasted hearing to draw attention to the inferior position women are placed in on a daily basis, but we’re thankful these tweeters are calling it out.

We’re hoping the awareness of sexual assault is growing, and that these realizations aren’t only occurring because a man was now the victim (but we wouldn’t be surprised if that were the case).

1 Never has a national hearing been so relatable for women.

Entity reports on people on Twitter comparing the Comey testimony to sexual assault testimony.

Funny how Comey’s inferior position is finally noteworthy now that it’s a man.

2 Tony, we couldn’t agree more.

Entity reports on people on Twitter comparing the Comey testimony to sexual assault testimony.

Just because someone got fired doesn’t invalidate what happened before they were fired.

3 That suit must have been showing too much skin, Comey.

Entity reports on people on Twitter comparing the Comey testimony to sexual assault testimony.

How come no one asked what Comey was wearing when he felt so threatened by Trump?

4 Seems a lot less fair when it’s broadcasted on national television, huh?

Entity reports on people on Twitter comparing the Comey testimony to sexual assault testimony.

Hopefully Comey is at least one man who now knows how threatened women can feel in the workplace.

5 This is a role reversal we’re okay with.

Entity reports on people on Twitter comparing the Comey testimony to sexual assault testimony.

Oh, how the tables have turned.

6 Once again, the victim-blaming needs to stop.

Entity reports on people on Twitter comparing the Comey testimony to sexual assault testimony.

Blaming the victim instead of the predator? I think we’ve heard that before.

7 Comey can join the millions of women who wouldn’t feel comfortable being alone with Trump.

Entity reports on people on Twitter comparing the Comey testimony to sexual assault testimony.

We’re wishing this narrative wasn’t so familiar to us women.

Unfortunately, it took some gender role reversal to see how paralyzing intimidation can be, but if that’s what it takes to draw attention to the issue that is sexual assault, we are glad people are finally seeing what women are facing.

Edited by Kayla Caldwell

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