Christine Blasey Ford Shows Accusers Are Still Under Attack Despite #MeToo

Erin Gloria Ryan

It’s been about a year since the first wave of #MeToo stories changed the way we talk about sexual misconduct. But amid all the “What about the men?” hand-wringing and nervous Hollywood board meetings and sassy feminist tee shirt sportings and red carpet back-pattings, it’s hard to say we’ve made satisfactory progress. Especially if you’re Christine Blasey Ford.

Last week, Christine Blasey Ford told the Washington Post that when she was 15, a drunken 17-year-old Brett Kavanaugh held her down and attempted to rape her at a party. Christine Blasey Ford also told a therapist and her husband in 2012, a friend in 2017, and her Congressman a few months earlier this year. She says she risked everything by coming forward out of a sense of civic duty. And Brett Kavanaugh will probably become a Supreme Court justice, anyway. Yes, #HimToo.

People who didn’t want Ford’s accusation to be true came for Ford’s credibility like they’ve always come for the credibility of other accusers of other men. On one hand, it’s reasonable to expect an accusation as serious as sexual misconduct to be credible and it’s foolhardy to lend too much credence to accusations without any supporting evidence. But on the other, many of the traits that doubters say undermine an accusers’ credibility make no sense. They’ve never made sense.

Kavanaugh supporters accused Ford of being part of political Hail Mary that aimed to snipe off a Supreme Court nomination at the last minute, despite the fact that it was the Democrats, and not Ford, who kept the accusations secret for months. They tried to smear Ford’s credibility by citing bad reviews on RateMyProfessors.com, despite the fact that getting bad reviews on a website that awards a hot pepper icon to teachers students find sexually attractive has nothing to do with telling the truth or lying—and they had the wrong Christine Ford. They pointed out that Kavanaugh’s mother, a judge, had presided over part of Ford’s…

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