As a victim of sexual assault myself, the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has triggered emotions that are not welcomed. However, I felt I had to hear her story so I would know without a doubt whether or not she was being truthful. I am convinced that Dr. Ford is being truthful.
The details of the event itself, as well as the emotional trauma expressed throughout her life since this assault, are beyond question. Those of us who have experienced sexual assaults are more than a little familiar with these lifelong effects.
Every accusation deserves a proper investigation. Period.
I am confused and disappointed by the number of women who have taken this opportunity to share memes and jokes at the expense of sexual assault victims. I can only assume that they are so brainwashed by their male republican counterparts that they can no longer react with objectivity, let alone with compassion.
I am not angry with them.
I feel sorry for them.
If you think this is funny, then unfriend me and don’t bother to comment on this post, because I no longer have any respect for your opinion.
Surely we can find a more suitable candidate for our Supreme Court.
If you’re going to claim that this is a setup, then I would remind you that the same thing did NOT happen to Neil McGill Gorsuch, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (nominated by President Donald Trump to succeed Antonin Scalia), You can read that post here.
I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
She’s not asking for extraordinary measures; she’s asking for basic fairness.
I hope that every woman in America is paying close attention to what is happening in the U.S. Senate right now. pic.twitter.com/0CtqpAAvBf
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) September 20, 2018
The following excerpt is from:
From a psychological perspective, the danger for her (assuming she is protected from physical threats) is that the hearings will re-traumatize her to an extent that will cost her months or even years of suffering. Great national issues tend to casually crumble up and trash the people caught as symbols in their midst. (Monica Lewinsky has written and spoken poignantly on this subject.)