Asking women why they didn’t report their sexual assault right away is akin to asking someone why they didn’t report their own kidnapping – Aparna Nancherla
Today, my thoughts are with Dr. Christine Basley Ford as she testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee and while I had hoped to never see a repeat of what happened to Dr. Anita Hill – I fear that is just what will be in store for her today and it makes me so very sad.
I am also thinking about Deborah Rodriguez and Julie Swetnick, too. Their bravery at speaking out is powerful!
I believe them all – entirely, completely, and without any reservation or hesitation.
And, while it seems the tide is turning – that the moral arc of the universe is bending towards justice – we still have a very, very long way to go.
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I am thoroughly disgusted by the whole thing and so admire Dr. Blasey Ford for speaking up even though it’s clear it’s been incredibly traumatic for her. Something really needs to change in this country, because it’s apparent that it’s deeply ingrained in women that speaking up won’t make a difference.
I’m glued to the TV and am so afraid that Dr. Blasey Ford is going to go through all this for naught. I’m not sure that this will ever be properly investigated and that Republican men will listen. I hope I’m wrong, but it doesn’t appear that anything has changed in the 27 years since Anita Hill testified.
I watched the whole thing and thought she did an incredible job under terrible and unfair circumstances. Even if the vote goes through (and I think it will) what she did is brave and will change things for victims of sexual assault in a positive way, I believe.
It has been such a tough week, watching all of this, and seeing what white men in their sense of privilege, think is okay to do to a woman in front of millions of people. I can’t get her bravery and her words out of my mind. She is a true hero.
Amen to what everyone else has written. I find this entire episode very upsetting. These three brave women will make a difference, if only to make it easier for others to speak up. We have a long way to go.