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Davisites' attitudes towards Kavanaugh, Thomas, #metoo, #whyIDidntReport

I posted a link to this Davis Media Access video to the Davisite Facebook page a few days ago, but I can't get it out of my head.

In the video, you see men supporting (now Supreme Court justice) Clarence Thomas, and men supporting Professor Anita Hill.  You see women supporting Thomas, and women supporting Hill.  But most of all, you hear exactly the same arguments on both sides that you are hearing in the media today concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is now facing three separate sexual assault accusations: one from Prof. Christine Blasey Ford, one from Deborah Ramirez, and one from a number of as-yet-unnamed women who lawyer Michael Avenatti is representing.

If DMA were to redo those interviews in Davis today – in the #metoo #WhyIDidntReport #BelieveSurvivors era – would the results be much different?

I'd like to hope that they would be.  But I fear that they wouldn't.

Comments

Nancy Price

We've got to believe the results will be different. The sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh are only 1/2 of the issue. The other half is the very credible evidence he perjured himself in the past in confirmation hearings and again now during this hearing on his nomination to the Supreme Court. So, can we "believe" the veracity of his denials of sexual assault?

Roberta L. Millstein

Good point, Nancy. And then, on the other side, we have Dr. Blasey Ford, who has no reason to lie and every reason to have kept silent, as the death threats that she has received show all too well.

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