1. Bart O’Kavanaugh is more of a typo than a pseudonym. washingtonpost.com/investigations…
Whether or not she has damning evidence and folx who can corroborate; is white, cis, educated and accomplished; and has the support of her male partner.
These are all true. But she should be believed because we must believe women.
Try being 15 in the early 80s, a girl, thinking you don’t “look” like you were assaulted, imagining your parents’ wrath & the fallout of taking on a popular, privileged white boy.
It’s textbook—for those who, when we’re able to voice it, are lucky enough to be supported, to believed.
Knowing what still happens to those who come forward, and doing it anyway.
Imagine being that brave.
We must investigate.
That’s just basic due process. That’s recognizing human dignity.