I’ve been relatively quiet about this issue, only discussing it amongst a couple friends. I did watch Dr. Ford’s testimony and Kavanaugh being a whiny little bitch.
You cannot tell me that something did not happen to this woman. And sure, we may not receive evidence that proves Kavanaugh committed these allegations, but his tone and his demeanor did not speak, ‘Yes, please let’s appoint him to our highest court in this country.’
And yes, I’m fucking irritated that we have to get him on the court as soon as possible so he can overturn Roe vs. Wade, and women will have to immediately stop killing babies. It’s hypocrisy at its finest. The GOP, led by Mitch McConnell, stopped Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland. Now we have to rush this beer-loving dickhead in because it’s all about controlling women.
On “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” they showed some white male saying, “Even if he (Kavanaugh) is guilty, I still will support him because this will be a good chance to overturn abortion.”
As John Oliver pointed out, we just don’t care. I would like to think that maybe sometime in the not too distant future, we might actually care what happens to women. But I’m too much of a pessimist to hope for that.
A couple of years ago I wrote about my sexual assault that happened my freshman year of college. (You can scroll down and read it—under ‘Revictimized in our Rape Culture’). I mentioned that I wrote about it in my writing class, and how my classmates didn’t believe me when I wrote the male officer’s line, “Are you just saying all this to get back at your boyfriend?”
I wrote in my initial Tumblr post that a male classmate verbalized his issue with that quote, thinking that no one, especially a police officer, would ever say that. But I also recall that a female classmate did not believe it, too.
So when Drumph and others ask why Dr. Ford didn’t come forward immediately, I know why. 1) You wouldn’t have believed it anyway. 2) You don’t care.
And like I mentioned at the end of that post, I don’t think I would go to the authorities if I was sexually assaulted again. Who would believe an escort/adult performer? Not many. Most wouldn’t care, and some would think I probably deserved it.
Someone asked me recently, “Are things really that bad for you?” And no, they’re not awful. But it disgusts me that we’re here again, that we have to watch a woman testify in front of a majority male committee as she relives a tragic night that has scarred her for life. I hate that she’s been attacked for coming forward. I hate that the GOP accuses the Democrats of just coming up with this to stop a nomination.
Could we please do better, society? That’s all I’m asking for, is for us to do better.
Oh, and vote. Please vote. Again, Millennials and Gen-Z’s please fucking vote! Statistics show that nearly two-thirds of young people agree that abortion should be legal in most or all cases. But those stats mean nothing if you don’t participate in our elections.