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California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault

By Washington Post

Christine Blasey Ford alleges that Kavanaugh attacked her more than three decades ago when they were each in high school, an allegation Kavanaugh has flatly deniedRead full story

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  • Sara  Wynn
    Sara WynnStudent at Murray State University

    How shameful it is that the privacy of this woman was not respected and several people went out of their way to violate this woman’s wishes of a hidden identity and probably just for a good story. Now she not only has to deal with the trauma of this attack, but also the idiotic and hateful comments attacking her for coming out with the truth. There is more than one perpetrator in situations like this.

    I am only 25 and I have learned quickly that you may never truly know anybody. Some of the people

    How shameful it is that the privacy of this woman was not respected and several people went out of their way to violate this woman’s wishes of a hidden identity and probably just for a good story. Now she not only has to deal with the trauma of this attack, but also the idiotic and hateful comments attacking her for coming out with the truth. There is more than one perpetrator in situations like this.

    I am only 25 and I have learned quickly that you may never truly know anybody. Some of the people I have held in the highest esteem I have discovered to commit atrocities in secret. I knew a male family member that I trusted more than anything who never once made me feel uncomfortable. I believed him to be the most good hearted man, but I learned that some 20 years ago, he sexually assaulted my mother. I was in disbelief. And I’m sure with raging hormones at 17 while also under the influence of alcohol and with the support of like minded friends, this situation was easy for Kavanaugh to get himself into. Anyone is capable of anything, and this situation is more than feasible.

    ***I would also like to add that the allegation should not be labeled as “fake,” to simply keep Kavanaugh from being elected seeing as she has documented evidence from therapy sessions that occurred before Trump was even elected. She also took a lie detector test. I think that eliminates the possibility of her being a part of some big conspiracy.

    If you’re asking why she is just coming out now with the information, that answer is in the article. First off, it is a private matter that she has had to seek psychological help over. And second, just look at the publicity and backlash she is experiencing because he is a prominent figure. She stated that she came forward because she feared a man like him would be elected to the Supreme Court. Right she is for doing her civil duty by coming forward with this information (only because she was forced to, in order to warn us all). No woman wants a sexual predator making decisions about her rights for a life term, and no man who loves the women in his life should want to take that chance, either.

    It is important to weigh the facts carefully before throwing a victim under the bus.

  • Okay it’s out. How will this go now?

  • Vidya S.
    Vidya S.

    The fact that she felt the need to take a polygraph and release the results speak volumes about where we are as a society on sexual assault.

  • Michael Gellar
    Michael Gellar

    With past allegations like this usually we see more then one women come out which tends to at a minimum show that their might be a pattern to this behavior. Given how old the allegations are, ability to credibly investigate this, lack of other women coming forward and the fact that Diane Feinstein has known since July and waited until this point in the process to release this...ultimately looks like a partisan tactic to create permanent doubt around Kavanaugh since he will likely be confirmed.

  • Christopher Lowry
    Christopher LowryEntrepreneur

    First the New York Times, now the Washington Post, and finally a California Professor. Was there ever any doubt what those three would say or do to destroy a Conservative?

  • Catherine Tannahill
    Catherine Tannahillprof, teacher

    She's a California college professor. There's no courage here. She 'stands up for women & gets' a Supreme Court nominee & a conservative one at that. She'll be a hero. She wins it all big time. So brave & courageous my foot.

    Edit: do not confuse Academe with other work environs. This is the group that has made a success of identifying victims. Identifying, researching & 'coming out' as a victim has made careers. This prof will do right well on the public outrage & collegial sympathy.

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