This week — Women’s March National is leading actions in support of sexual assault survivors and to put an end to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
In 1991, Anita Hill testified that Supreme Court Justice Nominee, Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her at work. In an appalling, but not surprising turn, after her testimony, more people supported Justice Thomas’ ascension to the Court. Ms. Hill was not believed. It would take roughly 25 years for the #MeToo Movement to truly take hold, and to move society to a point where the Kavanaugh nomination is now under threat.
Dr. Blasey Ford is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary on 27 September. Dr. Ford is still facing a firestorm after coming out as Kavanaugh’s accuser. She has received numerous death threats and is still speaking her truth. Organisers are arranging national solidarity speakouts on the day.
Reports have come out that Republicans knew of another sexual assault survivor last week — yet they still tried to push the voting process. If our elected officials ignore the stories of survivors — we must make them listen- no matter where we are in the world.
We must support with Dr. Ford and all other sexual assault survivors, as a global sisterhood working to end sexual assault for all people everywhere. We must proclaim that we believe them, and are so thankful for their courage.