I went to bed feeling betrayed--perhaps even enraged. I woke up, still feeling betrayed--but resolved. I still believe #AnitaHill. I still believe #ChristineBlaseyFord I still believe #survivors#women They have knocked us down, but not out. I still believe in the power of us.
Our perpetrators tried to stifle our voices too--and, WE ARE NOT GOING BACK. We will not be silenced or moved. Today, survivors will keep organizing, sharing our painful and hard truths until the very last hour, and then we'll take our fight to the ballot box.
Needed this community, this speaker, after witnessing questioning of Dr Ford and Kavanaugh.
no female up for supreme court justice would be able to be vulnerable in the same way" -talking about Judge Kavanaugh being able to cry and be angry in a way we would never allow a woman up for the job. #gracehopper2018#GHC18#GHC#AnitaHill#Keynote
Women need to have authenticity (emotions, personality) in how we do our work, and we are in a system that does not allow us to have it, but does for men. -#AnitaHill#gracehopper2018#Ghc#GHC18
1. Woke up 3hrs too early, queasy and stressed. 2mins from now, we will likely be witness to a national misogynistic sham so deep and so blatant as to prove once and for all that the powerbrokers of US government do not believe women are human. #Kavanaugh#BelieveSurvivors#RAGE
3. 0 reason other than corruption, misogyny, and partisanship for having no witnesses, no FBI investigation. Yet hypocrite Grassley, opens saying he wants a "Safe, comfortable, and dignified" hearing and a "show of civility"--then immediately misrepresents the issues. #Kavanaugh
I'm a sociologist who studies adolescent sexual violence. On this thread, I will be live tweeting the #Kavanaugh hearing, chiming in with sociological insights and research findings.
Full disclosure--I will probably step away for parts of it. While many conservatives have cast feminists as people who rejoice at allegations of sexual assault against powerful men, this is a painful process for us. We know survivors. We are survivors. And I will need breaks.
It does not bode well that the beginning of this hearing is starting with equating #Kavanaugh and #Ford's experiences with harassment following Dr. Ford's allegations. They are absolutely not the same.
4. #ChristineBlaseyFord claimed to want to remain anonymous...so why did she pay for a polygraph test long before this went public? 5. #ChristineBlaseyFord claims that there were two men in the room during the attack...so why did earlier versions have four men in the room?
Let’s be clear. The .@FBI is already conducting #BrettKavanuagh background check. Same for all Supreme Court nominees. #ChristineBlaseyFord is simply asking that they include her claim in their normal course of work, so that the facts that Kavanaugh is judged by are confirmed. 1/
27 years ago the White House ordered the FBI to investigate #AnitaHill’s claim against @JusticeThomas67. This is #BASIC. The investigation was complete within 3 days. 2/
The @WSJ editorial board just dropped Tuesday's editorial.
It is searing.
They describe #ChristineBlaseyFord's discussion of the #Kavanaugh assault as "an effort to save a failing marriage."
It does not get better after that.
"If Republicans panic now their own voters will rightly be furious. They would be letting Democrats get away with the same dirty trick they tried and failed to pull off against #ClarenceThomas."
That @WSJ is defending #KKavanaugh is no surprise;they're the nation's foremost white male bastion of late 19th c conservativism that recognizes few women or POC as worthy of discourse or inclusion. But dismissing Ford as a partisan"coaxed"to wound spotless Kavanaugh is false.
I just want people to look at some replies to some tweets on #ChristineBlaseyFord. As a matter of fact click on the hashtag. Just see some of the shameful, despicable things being tweeted about her. THIS IS WHY MANY WOMEN DON'T WANT TO COME FORWARD AND REVEAL THEIR STORIES.
People like Kavanaugh, who commit these acts go on to lead their lives, to become highly respected in society while their victims live with their trauma. There is no pushing it off & denying it for the victims. That memory stays with them, they relive it, & deal with triggers.
In the meantime, people like Kavanaugh get to deny the existence of their acts, their privilege allows them to skate through, and shameful people both men & women stand by them and enable them to continue skating. This is what society does to victims & why they stay silent.
Here we go again! Make it stop! Republicans should all lock rank behind #BrettKavanaugh and confirm him. So tired of the antics of the Democrats, Never Trumpers and MSM. What about #KeithEllison? Stop being selective in who you dish the dirt on. Foot! #ChristineBlaseyFord
#ChristineBlaseyFord is the white version of the '91 version of #AnitaHill. They both claim to be harmed many years after an alleged incident happened. They also claim they want to be anonymous yet always manage to step into the spotlight and find a voice. #VoteRedToSaveAmerica
Why are these people able to get away with destroying the lives of others simply because they are miserable? Anita wasn't a good woman then and she isn't now. I always felt she actively participated in whatever it is she accused Justice Thomas of. This charade must not continue!
#KavanaughConfirmation and his fascist Theocrat cronies Grassley and Orrin Hatch simply following the crucifixion of Anita Hill model of Trotting out dude after dude who told us that Clarence Thomas “wasn’t” a porn addicted rapist. #longDongSilver
During the Anita Hill hearings a sharp line emerged between women who had been raped and harassed
and those who hadn’t yet reconciled and named their experiences.