"They Did Believe Me" — Dr. Christine Blasey Ford And Professor Anita Hill Think They Were Believed But Ignored
"It will happen again — someone will come forward. And so, what does [this] say to people that are likely to be victimized?"
"I know you all are getting ready to caucus," Hill said at the University of Iowa.
Documentaries that rethink decades-old scandals, like Amazon’s Lorena, are becoming routine. But when will we start extending public empathy in real time?
Nearly 20 years ago, Biden eulogized Strom Thurmond, who began his long political career as a segregationist. Some South Carolina Democrats still say that's a good thing — but politics has changed a lot.
Things are never going back to the way they were.
Christine Blasey Ford may have proven herself — to a handful of senators and millions of Americans watching — to be a credible witness to her own trauma. But through no fault of her own, she has also reinforced the incredibly high bar of believability.
The shadow of 1991 looms over the Senate. And conservative commentators still don't believe Hill.
We have finally reached a mainstream realization that “personal” matters are inextricably connected to power, and that sexual behavior has social and political consequences.
Hollywood reminded the country that black actors are still black people — and they don't make for good victims.
Our greatest scandals speak truth to the lies we tell ourselves. Weinstein shattered the myth of Hollywood progressiveness and transparency — and the ever-weakening fiction of societal gender equality.
In 1992, the election of six women to the Senate seemed to herald a new era of gender equality. Twenty-two years later, it's clear we still have a long way to go.