A crowdfunding campaign to cover security costs for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford raised $647,610 in two months, which far surpassed the initial goal of $150,000.
The woman who stood up to Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh says she will donate all the extra money to organizations that support survivors of trauma.
But do go on about how she’s a gold-digging liar who fabricated the whole Kavanaugh thing for a payoff. Read the rest
This is very satisfying. Read the rest
Churlish Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh put on quite a show yesterday. Read the rest
Here are some timely resources for sexual violence survivors and the people who love them.
RAINN is an important non-profit organization that has been advocating for the rights and dignity of sexual violence victims for a long time. They put out a statement on the Cosby verdict today, and some great advice for people who have survived sexual violence, and their loved ones. Because days like today are tough. Read the rest
Song parodist and comedian Randy Rainbow really knows how to make lemonade from our lemon of a government.
His latest song, titled "Kavanaugh," is set to the tune of Camelot from the eponymous musical and it slams on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge (cough*serial rapist*cough) Brett Kavanaugh.
Because when they go low, we go Lerner and Loewe.
Randy Rainbow previously on BB Read the rest
I regret to inform you The Sexual Assault Network is at it again.
“Is this hypnosis? Is this confabulation?” That's Judge Jeanine Pirro on Fox News, talking about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's report of surviving an attempted rape at the hands of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Read the rest
Senator Orrin Hatch has never found an accusation of sexual misconduct by a Republican he couldn't wave away. When asked about Professor Christine Blasey Ford's accusations of sexual assault by SCOTUS nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Hatch told Bloomberg News' Laura Litvan, "If that were true, I think it would be hard for senators not to consider who he is today. He has denied this and I feel bad that this happened to him."
In addition to that pile of bullshit, Hatch told NBC Capitol Hill reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell that after talking to Kavanaugh, he thinks Ford might be "mixed up."
If this sounds vaguely familiar, you might be recalling Hatch's comments on Anita Hill. In a 2010 interview with CNN, Hatch said,
"I can tell you Clarence Thomas was telling the truth. I believe that Anita Hill was an excellent witness. I think she actually believed and talked herself into believing what she said. There was a sexual harasser at that time, according to the sources I had, and he was her supervisor, he just wasn’t Clarence Thomas. I think she transposed that to where she believed it because she was outed by the feminist women at that time and she couldn’t change her mind after — she couldn’t change her tune. And that’s what happened.
Buckle up, everyone. It's going to be an even uglier week than usual.
Trump Defends Kavanaugh While Signaling Possible Delay in Vote [Laura Litvan and Toluse Olorunnipa/Bloomberg News][Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr][CC BY-SA 2.0] Read the rest