Courtesy of HuffPo:
The National Sexual Assault Hotline received more than 3,000 calls on Friday, marking the busiest day in the hotline’s history, a day after Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified on Capitol Hill about her claims that he sexually assaulted her when they were in high school.
RAINN, which administers the hotline, reported a 738 percent increase from its normal amount of calls, according to CBS News.
The organization also reported a sharp increase in calls throughout Thursday, the day of Blasey and Kavanaugh’s closely watched testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Well, maybe the Republicans on that Senate committee did not take Dr. Ford seriously but her story was clearly heard and believed by millions of women.
Courtesy of The Guardian:
Now that life has been upended, Ford has become a political lightning rod and a symbol for millions of American women all too familiar with powerful men getting away with bad behavior. After her appearance before the Senate committee that riveted people across the country, it’s unlikely if she’ll ever be able to completely fade back into anonymity.
“I have experienced an outpouring of support from people in every state of this country. Thousands of people who have had their lives dramatically altered by sexual violence have reached out to share their own experiences with me and have thanked me for coming forward,” Ford said in her testimony.
Christine Blasey Ford has now become an icon of the #MeToo movement and I imagine that she will be asked to show up on news programs, talks shows, and political events all over the country.
Which in my opinion can only be good for women and Democrats moving forward, and not at all good for the Republicans seeking reelection.
Especially if they vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh.