Here’s a round-up of some of the observations from men and women watching the brave testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
I count three women visibly crying with headphones on in my subway car.
Ã¢ÂÂ jess mcintosh (@jess_mc) September 27, 2018
SheÃ¢ÂÂs effectively on trial here for having been assaulted, and sheÃ¢ÂÂs being so nice to everyone about it, and itÃ¢ÂÂs smashing my heart to smithereens.
Ã¢ÂÂ Lauren Kelley (@lauren_kelley) September 27, 2018
Skyping with a female Afghan lawyer in Kabul as we both watch Dr. Ford's testimony. "So women aren't believed in America either?" she asks.
No words. America, 2018. For shame.
— Lauren Bohn (@LaurenBohn) September 27, 2018
From my mom, a woman a decade older than Ford and a longtime academic:
"She is the epitome of a woman academic who has made her way through extreme competence and intelligence and not pissing the men around her off."
— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) September 27, 2018
In Trump's America, a 17-year-old privileged, white teenage boy can’t be held accountable for sexually abusing teenage girls, but toddlers brought to America are detained, held in cages and expected to defend themselves in immigration court. Think about it. pic.twitter.com/VwFsAmcXgj
— Erika Andiola (@ErikaAndiola) September 26, 2018
Jesus Christ. A caller dissolves into sobbing when asked about her own story. The news has turned into a therapy hotline. Women hyperventilating, apologizing for their pain. What the fuck have we done to our women.
— April Wolfe (@AWolfeful) September 27, 2018
Out of the blue, a hero steps up and IÃ¢ÂÂm in awe. I know the pain of these kinds of memories, Dr. Ford. Memories that are indelibly imprinted on your brain no matter how many years go by. I, like millions of women across America, are behind you and thank you profoundly.
Ã¢ÂÂ Sally Field (@sally_field) September 27, 2018
The Republicans on the Judiciary are bona fide sociopaths. The courage and bravery of Dr. Ford is incredible. This entire nation owes her a tremendous debt for what she has done in the face of powerful, despicable men. Every minute they continue this gross inquisition is a crime.
— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) September 27, 2018
“The sound of someone telling the absolute truth at great personal cost is unmistakable.” —Anna Quindlen
— J. Courtney Sullivan (@jcourtsull) September 27, 2018
This is a good time to remind everyone that Brett Kavanaugh has ruled that polygraphs can be accepted as gospel by employers in making hiring decisions.
— Joe Patrice (@JosephPatrice) September 27, 2018
The GOP members are putting on a clinic for political cowardice. Will not one of them, while watching a hectoring and minimally prepared Rachel Mitchell, harass Dr. Ford, step up and take back their time and denounce this kangaroo court ?
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) September 27, 2018
I’ll add more as they are available. Please add your reactions in the comments.
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