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#PublicServiceAnnouncement

In ANY type of criminal case, Rape, Assault, Robbery etc., a person can be convicted solely on the word of a complainant.

If you think that's not enough in a Rape case, you should be similarly concerned about every other type of criminal prosecution.
Until relatively recently in most US states, in order to prosecute rape cases there was an additional legal requirement of "Corroboration." This was only needed in rape cases. So in a robbery case, I could say you stole $1000 from me & that would be enough for a conviction.
But in a rape case, there had to be something more, for instance, an eyewitness. Clearly rape cases were the least likely to have this sort of "corroborating" evidence, by their very nature, so to require this extra proof was illogical & unfair.
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1. This week a teen mother's hope was raised.

Tonight her husband slaps her for not making dinner on time and she knows no one is coming to help her.

#WomenRiseUp #VoteNoOnKavanaugh
2. This week a student watched #DrChristineBlaseyFord and gained inner strength to tell her truth about the teen boy who attacked her.

Tonight she sits in her bedroom crying and praying the pregnancy test she just purchased will be negative.

#WomenRiseUp #VoteNoOnKavanaugh
3. This week a woman packed her bags, and after 30 yrs, was finally leaving her abusive husband. For 30 yrs she wore long sleeves so no one would know.

Tonight, she unpacked her bags, and made plans to purchase more long sleeve shirts.

#WomenRiseUp #VoteNoOnKavanaugh
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What gave me the hope that I desperately needed today.

My 5yo daughter has never showed interest in my magazines but something about the 25th anniversary issue of @WIRED has captured her attention. Tonight as part of her bedtime reading, she picked the magazine.
As she is paging through the magazine asking me questions I notice the amazing number of women that are featured. She definitely notices too. She asks me about many of them, and I tell her their stories.
Then we get to the story about #inclusivity in technology. I help her understand what that means. Then I tell her that I have had the honor of working with @jennylayfluffy. She asks about the picture of Jenny's hands. wired.com/story/wired25-…
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Ooooh, Kavanaugh is now yelling at the committee for delaying the hearing.
He's now saying he welcomes an FBI investigation.
Dr. Ford says she wants an FBI investigation.
Who is holding up the FBI investigation?
#KavanaughHearings #drchristineblaseyford
Kavanaugh is now yelling at Democrats on the committee and "outside interest groups". Soon he's gonna call this a "high-tech lynching".

via @atrupar, whose stomach of steel never ceases to amaze.
Does anyone believe that Kavanaugh's 10-year old daughter really said, "let's pray for the woman?"

Also, the woman has a name, Brett. #DrChristineBlaseyFord
#KavanaughHearings
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I have been watching her testimony. It's so absolutely heartbreaking that words simply cannot express it.

msnbc.com/now
She turned out to be absolutely credible. This was a complete disaster for the sham that the GOP are engaged in.
True (I believe her) or false, Dr Ford's stunning and eloquent testimony illustrates precisely why victims of sexual abuse tend not to come forward. And for her to do this - on a national stage - shows remarkable & incredible bravery. If nothing else, I hope it empowers others.
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1/ I’ve been pondering why (on earth) #DrChristineBlaseyFord would prefer to be asked questions directly from senators.

I now think the answer is quite straightforward, self-aware & brilliant.
2/ The only thing that can be shown in a hearing without an investigation is credibility.

If an outside party, male or female, lawyer or staffer, leads the questioning—

@GOP senators can (& likely would) say that their questions were not asked or answered appropriately.
3/ A 3rd-party allows Senators to discredit #DrBlasey indirectly

It would give them a free pass to dismiss her testimony

While claiming that they did the right
thing by allowing (😤) her to speak to a 3rd party instead
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