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Blasey Ford's Courage Will Change History- NY Law Journal

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Dr Christine Blasey Ford during exchange with US Senator Dick Durbin 09 (cropped)
Dr Christine Blasey Ford during exchange with US Senator Dick Durbin 09 (cropped)
(Image by (From Wikimedia) United States Senate cameras. From Official YouTube channel for US Senator Dick Durbin. / File:Dr Blasey Ford tells Durbin, with 100 percent certainty, that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.webm, Author: See Source)
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Civil rights of any kind are always won the hard way with painful losses that always seem more visible and more numerous than the wins. But progress is not won from the top down: 

A woman traumatized by sexual assault, who carefully rebuilt her life with strength, bravery, and intelligence, relives her trauma before millions for love of the country and her sense of civic duty.  And a power structure—that doesn’t necessarily disbelieve the woman but instead, far worse, just doesn’t care—rushes to elevate one of their own to the highest court. The striking contrast between the two witnesses in credibility and temperament, and the obvious need for a thorough investigation, are ignored in a desperate sprint to end the proceedings. This was Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s fear before going into the process—that she would suffer all the pain and not change the result.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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