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Dr. Ford’s assault was extraordinarily similar to mine more than 20 years ago. I remember the feeling of being terrified while held down & feeling his tremendous weight. I remember the light rain and that the grass was damp beneath me. I remember what he said—it was disgusting 1/
I clearly recall how I escaped the situation & how clueless he was of my fear. He was happy & laughing and not understanding why I wouldn’t come home with him. He even called me weeks later to ask me to lunch. I didn’t know who he was because I’d blocked his name from my mind 2/
What’s I do not remember is exactly who was at the party we’d just left. I recall two people. I do not remember whether I heard anyone talking nearby while I was attacked. I do not remember how loud the music was or wasn’t at the party. 3/
This man was a “high achiever” like #Kavanaugh. People thought he was a “nice guy” and still do. Nobody can ever inhabit what I have embedded within me from that night. It is my personal experience & difficult to convey clearly. But I know firmly that it happened. 4/
Watching these privileged, entitled white old men patting Kavanaugh on the back while they degrade Dr. Ford is more than upsetting. Even if they do not believe he was the one who did it, this woman’s account is entirely clear to her as mine is to me. They have no respect 5/
These men have no respect for a woman recounting a deeply traumatizing incident. Their dismissal of her pain, regardless of who caused it, shows that their souls are dark. And their dismissal and derision are of #metoo & millions of other women. #Kavanaughhearings 6/
I want to think they are sad dinosaurs who will die out & we’ll be left w only men who afford women respect &entitlement to basic human rights. But we won’t be—look what has erupted in our country. It’s too humiliating to such men to admit we are full beings in our own right. 7/7

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