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Congress vs. MeToo: What Dr. Ford’s Testimony Proved About Attempted Rape

When Brett Kavanaugh took the oath for the Supreme Court yesterday, many eyes watched and many averted. Those who averted did so for reasons immeasurably deeper than political dissent. As women, we have endured a spectrum of sexual violence: rape, harrassment, molestation, and assault. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony was a harrowing tale of a teenaged girl subjected to sexual violence. Her story brings attention to a horrifying experience too many women have faced–attempted rape.

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