#BelieveSurvivors

For anyone who is an advocate for women's rights and who cares about the state of our union, the most significant event this week was the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford. All of us will remember where we were. I had just finished giving a talk at The New York Times New Rules Summit. Up next was a conversation with Samantha Bee and Cecile Richards. At the break, nearly half the attendees left the main ballroom to view the historic hearing, their eyes glued to the large monitor the Times had known to set up. Before the Senate Judiciary Committee, before flashing cameras, Dr. Blasey-Ford told the heartbreaking story of her alleged sexual assault at 15 years old at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh, who is inches away from earning a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. We held our breath. She spoke her truth. Maya Angelou said that "Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently." Dr. Blasey-Ford has more than enough virtue to be credible.

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