I am a man and
I am a woman and
I am non-binary and
Reason for asking:
Ten years ago, this would have fallen into the "Surely this is exaggerated?" option for me. Purely because I grew up so insulated (also, as one of three brothers, at an all boys school) and so I had _no idea_ what lots of girls were going through, and assumed that if things were bad, then at the worst it would be similar to the horrible bullying I was going through.
After listening to female friends for the last decade or so, my default assumption is that any woman I know has been sexually assaulted, even if they don't talk about it. Because any time the topic comes up in conversation it's more than 50% of them who (metaphorically) put a hand in the air.
And so now I encounter a life history like the above, and I think "Yes, that's _normal_ for a large chunk of women." And I'm really glad that this kind of thing is now being shared widely and generally, and people are talking about it more and more. And I keep hoping that this openness and transparency leads to change.