I don't know when it is that you apparently silently relinquish your right to come to terms with and report sexual assault. All I know is that you do. This was made quite clear on Newsnight in which the subject was mishandled.
The site Everyday Victim Blaming posted an open letter to Sue Douglas who they believe failed to follow the National Union of Journalists guidance on how to cover violence against women and girls* in the media.
you are still allowed to feel frightened, to feel intimidated...
Douglas displayed a confidence in young girls that ignored all kinds of circumstances. When Paxman queried what was normal behaviour when it came to a man expecting a young girl to pleasure him Douglas said: "No, clearly and most 15 year old girls would get up and leave, why didn't they?"
No matter how confident you are you are still allowed to feel frightened, to feel intimidated, or to suddenly realise you might have taken something new to you too far.
As Everyday Victim Blaming said "I hope you understand that Max Clifford's violence and the violence perpetrated by other men against women and girls is their responsibility. It is their responsibility to stop, not the responsibility of women and girls to act differently".
We owe it to the young girls who are now women and the young girls today to recognise their right to report such violence. There is no difference in assault whether it was committed in the 60s, 80s or 00s.