For female-identifying whistleblowers like Frances Haugen, Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford, pulling back the curtain does not always change the script of the play.
There’s a reason most people don’t know about the underground network of nonmedical women in New York City who are volunteering their homes to help women living in states where access to abortion is severely restricted.
It’s the same reason most people living didn’t know about Jane, a group women who in the years before Roe v. Wade used code names and street-corner pickups to arrange as many as 11,000 abortions.
New revelations confirm suspicions that the Trump administration limited an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
I was traveling alone, but I wasn’t alone. I was on an aircraft bound for the nation’s capital, full of rogue Alaskan women on a mission.
“We heard Dr. Ford’s testimony,” my row-neighbor continued. “We just couldn’t sit there and watch this play out on TV. We felt like we had to do something.”
We are repeatedly asked: “How is Dr. Ford doing now?” The answer, unfortunately, is that the price to Dr. Ford and those around her has been enormous, and continues. There have been many other baseless accusations against Dr. Ford and her family. We want to put to rest some of the repeated falsehoods.
New York Times journalists Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly have published the results of their nearly year-long investigation into Brett Kavanaugh and the allegations against him by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez in “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh.” Unfortunately, the authors bend over backwards to be fair to Kavanaugh—at the expense of fairness to Ford and Ramirez.
It’s been one year today since Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Every woman in this country should still be livid over the blatant misogyny that polluted the entire confirmation process. I know I am.
Conservative pundits and Republican officials predicted that Democrats who took a stand against the Supreme Court nominee would be punished at the polls. This take is dramatically flawed—and we have the polling to show it.
If we continue to let “boys be boys” and run wild, they’ll continue to grow up to commit serial acts of violence, sometimes in conjunction with wielding enormous power.
A new book by reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly reveals just how inadequate the FBI investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh was—and what the Republicans hoped to bury.