Sexual Assault Groups Stop Work with Senate Over Treatment of Dr Christine Ford

Sexual Assault Groups Stop Work with Senate Over Treatment of Dr Christine Ford September 22, 2018
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Back in 1991, Senate Republicans behaved like brutes toward Anita Hill. Of course, they got away with it.

Brutalizing women who have been victims of sexual assault to punish them for coming forward is a time-honored practice around the globe. It’s all part of keeping them from coming forward. It’s about forcing them to take it.

Lots of woman-hating women join in with these attacks, including, sadly, some of them have been victims themselves. My theory is that they have a sort of Stockholm syndrome going. Somewhere down in their miserable little psyches they hope that siding with the attackers will protect them from being attacked, or at least from being attacked again.

Will things be different for Dr Christine Ford than they were for Anita Hill?

This nation elected a known serial sexual predator to the presidency just two years ago, and the Republican boys’ club has been churning, trying to find the way to demolish Dr Christine Ford without losing any votes for themselves this close to an election. In the meantime, the right-wing media has been calling her everything but a nice person. According to her attorneys, she’s been subjected to death threats and she and her family have had to go into hiding.

That sounds like standard brutalize-the-assault-victim-into-silence to me. Contrary to the sludge tweets from America’s sexual-predator-in-chief, 9 out of 10 sexual assaults, rapes and child molestings go unreported. Rape is the most unreported crime. These attacks on victims for reporting is a large part of the reason why. It’s the whole society working to deny half the people their civil and human rights.

There are some women who are willing to take a stand for Dr Ford, the sexual assault groups, in particular. This is a gutsy thing for these groups to do, since they have to go on bended knee to these senators and ask for funding. I, for one, will be watching and reporting how that goes.

From HuffPost:

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