but the pendulum has swung quickly and dramatically…

imageThis headline is grossly misleading suggesting it is only “conservatives” defending sexual assault as there is sufficient evidence to include Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Christians, Jews, Black, and White…

…Come on … the “boys” have had a field day for centuries but the pendulum has swung quickly and dramatically…

Rape Culture: Prominent Conservatives Rush to the Defense of Brett Kavanaugh in Wake of Sexual Assault Allegation

By Taylor Link, Salon

Prominent conservatives and right-wing pundits have been up in arms over the revelationREAD MORE»

The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school "will do whatever is necessary to make sure that the Senate Judiciary Committee has the full story," including testifying before the committee, her attorney said Monday.

Debra Katz, the attorney for Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, told "CBS This Morning" that her client hopes to tell "her story in a manner that is a fair proceeding."

"My client will do whatever is necessary to make sure that the senate judiciary committee has the full story and the full set of allegations to allow them to make a fully informed decision," Katz said. "She’s willing to do what she needs to do."

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/17/christine-blasey-ford-testify-congress-826078

KAVANAUGH ACCUSER: I THOUGHT HE MIGHT KILL ME The woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to sexually assault her in a confidential letter to members of Congress has come forward. Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, told The Washington Post that she had feared Kavanaugh “might inadvertently kill” her as he held her down and groped her while they were both high school students around 1982. [HuffPost]

GOP SENATOR: DELAY SCOTUS VOTE Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is the first Republican on the Senate judiciary committee to suggest the panel delay moving forward with Kavanaugh’s confirmation, amid the sexual assault allegations. GOP moderate Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) later told CNN she was open to the idea of a delay. [HuffPost]

Watch: Kellyanne Conway Tried to Have It Both Ways When Asked About the Kavanaugh Allegations on Fox & Friends

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney has stated she is willing to testify before the Senate. The Judiciary Committee has not yet decided how to proceed. READ MORE»

The biggest test of the #MeToo movement: a Supreme Court nominee

 

 

Posted on  by AZ BlueMeanie | Leave a comment

The #MeToo movement is about believing a woman when she says that she has been sexually harassed, sexually assaulted, or raped by a man who is in a position of power:

After The New York Times published an explosive report in October 2017 detailing decades of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, dozens of women came forward with their own accusations against the Hollywood mogul. Within a week Weinstein had been fired from his company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Now, in a post-Weinstein world, legions of women have felt empowered to speak out and share their own #MeToo stories—both on social media and in news outlets. The reports against the powerful producer sparked an avalanche of accusations against high-profile men in media, politics, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood, all with varying degrees of repercussions.

Here, a list of the high-profile men who have been accused of sexual harassment, assault, and/or misconduct since the Weinstein story broke, which we’ll keep updating as new allegations surface. Post-Wtneinstein, These Are the Powerful Men Facing Sexual Harassment Allegations.

The stakes just got a lot higher for the #MeToo movement.

“Earlier this summer, Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago, when they were high school students in suburban Maryland.” California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault:

Now, Ford has decided that if her story is going to be told, she wants to be the one to tell it.

Speaking publicly for the first time, Ford said that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend — both “stumbling drunk,” Ford alleges — corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County.

While his friend watched, she said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth.

“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in northern California. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”

Ford said she was able to escape when Kavanaugh’s friend and classmate at Georgetown Preparatory School, Mark Judge, jumped on top of them, sending all three tumbling. She said she ran from the room, briefly locked herself in a bathroom and then fled the house.

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