Well, what a week it has been. First, Bill Cosby was finally handed down a long overdue prison sentence of 3–10 years, for just one of the many heinous crimes he committed against what I personally believe was many women.
Seeing him sentenced brought me relief, because I truly believed he’d be another man whose money and fame allowed him to get away with completely unthinkable acts. And yes, as a man, I too find them disgusting, horrible and unthinkable.
Then yesterday, Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the senate judiciary committee about sexual assault allegations the woman has made against Kavanaugh.
The hearings understandably brought out powerful emotions from both Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford. And also from just about everyone who has a Twitter account. While I didn’t watch the hearing, I watched the highlights before writing this — in the interest of writing this.
It’s not that I’m uninterested in the situation, it’s just all been a bit much. I can’t turn on my television or scroll social media without hearing or reading the word rape. While I truly hope justice is served and the truth comes out in the end — the reality is only three or four people know what happened that night and those people are Brett Kavanaugh, his friends who Ford alleges was in the room when it happened and Dr. Ford herself.
You see, the issue is even with the last sentence I wrote above, there are people who will attack me for it. They’ll say I don’t believe women and I am a part of the problem. Meanwhile, nothing could be further from the truth.
The truth is, I believed the testimony I heard from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Outside of a highly targeted political conspiracy, I see no benefit to her lying.
Also, it should be noted that I had Brett Kavanaugh pegged as liar who was hiding something from the moment I watched the video below, which I saw well before the sexual assault allegations were made against him.