The Time’s Up crew has joined forces with the Me Too movement to tell everyone in the United States that they believe Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez and that we all should too. Using the hashtag #BelieveWomen, celebrities from America Ferrera to Kerry Washington have posted photos of their all black outfits and walked out at 10 am today to show their support for the women who have accused supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Time’s Up called for a national walkout last week, tweeting:
“Survivors must be heard. Wear black and join the national walkout on Monday, Sept. 24 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.”
Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement added, “The groundswell of support for Dr. Ford is exactly what the ‘me too.’ movement is about. So often, survivors struggle to disclose their assault or abuse and when they do, the response is similar to what we’re seeing now. It’s been almost 30 years since Anita Hill’s testimony and we want to ensure that the Senate Judiciary Committee does the right thing this time.”
The second allegation that broke last night caused some democratic senators to demand a delay in the confirmation vote due to take place this week and sparked a national cry to shift the focus from victim blaming. Many of those critical of Blasey Ford and Ramirez have
claimed that it is a democratic conspiracy to try to kill the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, which was seen as a slam dunk for Republicans up until a week ago. Protesters are insisting that women must be heard and in fact, deserve to be heard. Still, some conservatives believe that Kavanaugh’s (and any man) career is actually more important than the fact that he might be a raging misogynist.
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