Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford receives nomination for Distinguished Alumna award at her alma mater

By | 2018-10-09T08:27:22+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |14 Comments

Courtesy of The Hill:

Christine Blasey Ford, the college professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault while they were in high school, has been nominated for a Distinguished Alumna award at her alma mater.

Ford was nominated for the award by a professor at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she earned an undergraduate degree in experimental psychology in 1988.

In a letter obtained by The Hill, Jennifer Ho, a professor in the university’s Department of English and Comparative Literature, said Ford did “something that was extraordinary” earlier this year when “she told the truth about a sexual assault she experienced when she was fifteen years old at the hands of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.”

Ho dismissed the notion that her nomination of Ford is “about partisan politics” but said it was more about “recognizing that the simple act of speaking one’s truth, especially when that truth involves sexual assault, is an act of bravery.”

“We live in a society that does not believe women,” Ho writes. “The many indignities that women experience in their day-to-day lives is proof of this, as is the continued attacks on Dr. Blasey Ford after her testimony. We know that people who are survivors of sexual assault do not experience justice for their trauma; we know that many of them choose not to report to the police and choose not to reveal their assault out of fear that they will not be believed.”

I am going to predict that this is only the first of a number of awards and honors that will be bestowed on Dr. Ford. 

I think what she did is going to have a profound and long-lasting effect, that we may not understand for months of even years to come. 

Her courage has been an inspiration to women and men everywhere. 

Especially those who have been living with the secret shame of sexual abuse. 

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14 Comments

  1. Anon October 10, 2018 at 8:56 am - Reply

    https://www.pbs.org/video/jill-lepore-roots-political-tribalism-a2ntql/

    11m 51s

    Historian Jill Lepore discusses the roots of political tribalism in an interview with Walter Isaacson.

    Merrick Garland

    Epidemic of Lynching…

    Figure out where HOPE lies.

  2. Anon October 10, 2018 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Someday Christine Blasey Ford WILL receive this – Deservedly so>

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medal_for_Merit

  3. Marion October 10, 2018 at 9:38 am - Reply

    https://www.wftv.com/news/local/marion-county-school-board-member-under-fire-for-facebook-posts-about-rape/849842966

    which she stands by!

    “I do not consider a whore to be a victim in rapes” & “If the girls went with a married man to forbidden grounds they went looking for trouble.”
    In one post, Stacy wrote, “All you know what comes in my head is out my mouth. Tired of whores destroying men. Set Bill Cosby free says ‘Mama Bear’ with sons.”
    “I feel that our nation has regressed back to the days when one white person accused a black person of something and he was hung or jailed. Today, one woman can accuse a man of all ethnicities and he can be jailed,” “I do not believe prostitutes can claim rape and have me believe them,”

    She said she believes she’s the target of politically motivated attacks.

    An online petition is being circulated, pushing for the governor to remove Stacy from office.

  4. HAARP October 10, 2018 at 9:50 am - Reply

    CONSPIRACY THEORIESChristian Prophet: Hurricane Michael was created by Democrats in ‘retaliation’ for Kavanaugh’s confirmation

    Among his bizarre prophecies and conspiracy theories is a recurring theme: that Democrats (and former President Obama) are using weather control technology to obstruct President Trump’s agenda.

    Earlier this month, Taylor claimed Hurricane Florence was created by liberals to cover up mass voter fraud in North Carolina. In June, he said liberals were planning to create hurricanes to suppress the midterm election turn out. Now, he’s saying that Hurricane Michael, which is currently bearing down on Florida, was artificially created by “scared” anti-Trump forces in “retaliation” for Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

    Does anyone else think it’s strange that Justice K is sworn in and we have a major hurricane inbound? DS scared? They should be. Retaliation? Absolutely. We will not be intimidated! Warriors arise, time to go to work! You know what to do. …-

    — Mark Taylor (@patton666) October 9, 2018

    “HAARP is a group of high-frequency radio transmitters powered by four diesel tugboat generators and one from a locomotive. The transmitters send a focused beam of radio-wave energy into the aurora zone. There, that energy can stimulate a speck of the electrical sun-Earth connection about 100 miles above our heads.”

    Taylor is no smalltime fringe internet crackpot. The evangelical college Liberty University is making a movie about him, further legitimizing his religious quackery to gullible people.”

    http://deadstate.org/christian-prophet-hurricane-michael-was-created-by-democrats-in-retaliation-for-kavanaughs-confirmation/

    • PERIOD October 10, 2018 at 10:58 am - Reply

      GAIA IS PISS OFF.

  5. Anonymous October 10, 2018 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    She deserved to have a fair, though and impartial FBI investigation. Well try as they may by degrading and smearing her and other women, the genie is out of the bottle.

    Bye, bye to the GOP.

  6. Anonymous October 10, 2018 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    WATCH: Sen. Harris grills FBI director until he admits White House limited Kavanaugh investigation

    That leads us to this moment, with FBI director Christopher Wray sitting before former prosecutor Harris at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, Wray’s first appearance before any Senate committee since the sham investigation. Sen. Harris wasted no time getting to the facts of the matter: the White House most definitely limited the scope of the investigation and did NOT investigate any allegations of perjury by Kavanaugh’s, something that should have been disqualifying by itself.

    Watch this four-minute clip of Sen. Kamala Harris cutting right to the matter and getting the facts. Note that Wray was hesitant to say whether the White House’s order to limit the scope of the investigation was in writing.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/10/10/1803401/-WATCH-Sen-Harris-grills-FBI-Director-until-he-admits-White-House-limited-Kavanaugh-investigation

  7. anon October 10, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fbi-director-chris-wray-white-house-limited-kavanaugh-investigation_us_5bbe1755e4b028e1fe440989

    “Our investigation here, our supplemental update to the previous background investigation, was LIMITed in scope,” Wray said.

    Wray explained that for background investigations, the FBI typically follows guidance set by whatever entity orders the investigation.

    “In this case, it’s the White House,”

  8. Naina Khanna October 10, 2018 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/activist-confront-mitch-mcconnell_us_5bbe273ce4b01470d0580741

    What happened at the airport that afternoon is only one part of the story. Last Friday morning, I was among dozens of sexual assault survivors of color who occupied McConnell’s office during the cloture vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, chanting, “We do not consent! No more rapists in power!”
    We understand that our rights hang in the balance and, for many of us, our lives are literally at risk. We are survivors not just of sexual violence, but of entire systems designed to harm us.

    Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a wealthy, upper-class white woman, is a respected professor at Stanford. She was disbelieved, mocked, and threatened with bodily harm after she publicly announced that she had been assaulted by Kavanaugh and after bravely baring her trauma in front of the world.

    For centuries, we have watched these institutions promote and protect rich white men. Kavanaugh is the epitome of privilege, entitlement, and impunity ― yet Trump has cleverly turned him, and others like him, into “victims” in this story. What’s more, by elevating someone accused of sexual assault to the highest level of power, the GOP sent a very clear message that sexual violence is no big deal. This is how institutionalized sexism works.

    We are survivors, not just of sexual violence, but of an entire system that was designed to keep us “in our place.” We are accustomed to fighting for our lives, and we have strength in numbers. Most importantly, we have a brave, bold vision for the world we want to live in and of what justice means to us.

  9. Vote October 10, 2018 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/10/kavanaugh-confirmation-backfires-energizes-democrats.html

    “More than 3 in 4 Democrats (77 percent) say they are “very motivated” to turn out and vote in the midterms — more than the 68 percent of Republicans who say they’re “very motivated.”

  10. J20 October 10, 2018 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell, and John Cornyn last week accused protesters of being a “mob.” President Donald Trump went further, calling the peaceful demonstrations against his Supreme Court nominee “dangerous,” likening them to arsonists and suggesting their protests should be illegal.

    “You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob,” Trump tweeted Saturday. “Democrats have become too EXTREME and TOO DANGEROUS to govern. Republicans believe in the rule of law – not the rule of the mob. VOTE REPUBLICAN!”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/its-not-just-antifa-now-gop-wants-to-lock-up-liberal-women?ref=scroll

  11. Anon October 10, 2018 at 2:15 pm - Reply
  12. GroupUp October 10, 2018 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    FYI-University Hill
    “A man in the back seat of the vehicle allegedly told the woman “just let me do what I want.” The three men inside the vehicle, described as white and between 18 and 22 years old, drove around for about 10 minutes but let the woman go when they heard sirens.
    near Pennsylvania Avenue when a light-colored sedan pulled up along side them. A passenger in the front seat asked the women where they were going.

    When the women told the men to leave them alone, the passenger, described as a white man in his early to mid-20s with dark hair, pulled out a handgun and racked the slide. The driver then drove away northbound on 11th Street. The women told police that three or four men were inside the vehicle.”

    http://www.dailycamera.com/top-stories/ci_32196159/boulder-police-groups-men-accosted-women-university-hill

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/roberts-refers-judicial-misconduct-complaints-against-kavanaugh-to-federal-appeals-court-in-colorado/2018/10/10/34298534-ccc3-11e8-a360-85875bac0b1f_story.html?utm_term=.562fba3c60c7

    “Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Wednesday referred more than a dozen judicial misconduct complaints filed recently against Brett M. Kavanaugh to a federal appeals court in Colorado.

    The 15 complaints, related to statements Kavanaugh made during his Senate confirmation hearings, were initially filed with the federal appeals court in Washington, where Kavanaugh served for the last 12 years before his confirmation Saturday to the Supreme Court.”

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