Calls to the National Sexual Assault Hotline went up 738 % the day after Christine Blasey Ford testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

By | 2018-10-01T11:02:30+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |10 Comments

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. 

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10 Comments

  1. anon October 2, 2018 at 7:23 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/02/senate-transcript-accuses-kavanaugh-of-rape-in-the-back-of-a-car.html

    This is really disturbing. Full transcript of a Senate staffer interview with Kavanaugh details SIX total sexual assault allegations, including a drunken rape in a car that (as far as I know) hasn’t been previously reported.
    3:58 AM – Oct 1, 2018

    “The boy in the backseat reached around, putting his hand over my mouth and holding my arm to keep me in the car. I screamed into his hand. Kavanaugh continued his forcing himself on me. He pulled up my sweater and bra exposing my breasts, and reached into my panties, inserting his fingers into my vagina. My screams were silenced by the boy in the backseat covering my mouth and groping me as well.”

    “Kavanaugh slapped me and told me to be quiet and forced me to perform oral sex on him. He climaxed in my mouth. They forced me to go into the backseat and took turns raping me several times each. They dropped me off two blocks from my home. ‘No one will believe if you tell. Be a good girl,’ he told me.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/02/how-jeff-flake-is-controlling-the-kavanaugh-confirmation-process.html

    Heilmann said that Flake made it clear to him was not following dictates from Mitch McConnell, who desperately wants a floor vote this week. The Arizona senator made clear his belief that Kavanaugh perjury should be part of the FBI investigation.

    According to Heilemann, Flake said, “not merely the accusations of sexual misconduct but also perjury that may have arisen out of trying to explain away those allegations.”

  2. FFFF October 2, 2018 at 7:57 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu-FlJ-Qhhk

    “put it on your calendar”
    Omfg that was gold. 😂😂😂 Some of your best work Bill.

  3. Anonymous October 2, 2018 at 8:07 am

    OK, now we know Miss Lindsey is really off his rocker
    =================================
    Graham: Trump should re-nominate Kavanaugh if his nomination fails

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Monday said President Trump should re-nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court if his nomination fails in the Senate in the wake of multiple sexual assault allegations brought against him.

    “Here’s what I would tell the president: I would appeal the verdict of the Senate to the ballot box,” Graham said during an appearance on “Hannity” on Monday night.

    “This good man should not be destroyed. If you legitimize this process by one vote short, we’ll be on to the next person,” Graham continued. “I’d hate to be the next person nominated. I would feel horrible that we destroyed Kavanaugh.”…….

    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/409442-graham-trump-should-re-nominate-kavanugh-if-his-nomination-fails

  4. Anonymous October 2, 2018 at 8:34 am

    All The Lies Brett Kavanaugh Told

    The Supreme Court nominee fibbed throughout his entire confirmation hearing. Republicans don’t seem to care.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brett-kavanaugh-lies_us_5bb26190e4b027da00d61fcd

  5. Anonymous October 2, 2018 at 9:09 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/views-abby-huntsman-insists-don-trump-jrs-right-false-rape-claims-flops-hard/

    “View” co-host Abby Huntsman agreed with Donald Trump Jr., who suggested men were MORE LIKELY to be falsely accused of sexual assault than women were actual victims — and her colleagues turned on the conservative commentator.” “Stand to-get-her…”

  6. anon October 2, 2018 at 10:06 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/take-impeach-brett-kavanaugh-hes-confirmed-supreme-court/

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, during an over-the-top rant of his own at the hearing, tried to bully, strong-arm and coerce fellow Republicans into voting for Kavanaugh when he declared, “To my Republican colleagues: if you vote ‘no,’ you’re legitimizing the most despicable thing I’ve seen in my time in politics.”

    According to the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court justices and federal judges can be impeached just as presidents can be impeached. And the process for removing a justice from the High Court involves impeachment in the House of Representatives, followed by a conviction in a Senate trial. Impeachment in the House of Representatives doesn’t actually remove a president, federal judge or Supreme Court justice; rather, it is a recommendation of removal—and the Senate may or may not agree with that recommendation.if Kavanaugh, now 53, lives as long as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it’s entirely possible that he will still be sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court and handing down far-right decisions in 2050.

  7. Anon October 2, 2018 at 10:41 am

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brett-kavanaugh-christine-blasey-ford-fbi-investigation_us_5bb2b875e4b00fe9f4f9ae27

    “We have to be serene with the idea that if there’s a thorough but expeditious investigation, that that in itself is a good thing,” Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) cautioned Monday, noting he had spoken to his colleagues about the possibility of the FBI returning an inconclusive report on the nominee. “We can’t be cheering for a particular outcome. Part of what we’re trying to do is make sure that, win or lose, this process has some semblance of fairness.”

    “Flake, who joined with Democrats in calling for the FBI investigation, said he could understand Kavanaugh’s outburst given the seriousness of the accusations.

    “Boy, I had to put myself in that spot. You know, I think you give a little leeway there,” Flake said Sunday in an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes.”

    Can you even begin to imagine that^? Trying to Rape someone…anyone…

  8. anon October 2, 2018 at 10:57 am

    “Stephanie Ruhle, sat stunned into silence by President Trump’s comments defending Brett Kavanaugh today, in which he said “the current climate is difficult for young men”, but that “women are doing great.”
    “The amount of women who are too scared or because of their circumstances don’t come forward. It’s stunning to me that the president could say, ‘girls, they’re doing just fine’.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/msnbcs-stephanie-ruhle-sits-in-stunned-silence-then-erupts-on-trump-for-young-men-kavanaugh-defense/

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