CubinNY wrote:Do you have any idea how coming forward to report assault against powerful men adversely affects a woman’s life. The entire history of Westen civilization is replete with examples. How in God’s green earth could you ever think a women would do something like this as a political stunt? It’s unconscionable. Iliana Douglass couldn’t find work for years after Monvees.
I can't honestly say that I fully comprehend the implications for a woman in this scenario, but I do recognize the difficulty and courage in coming forward. With that said, not everyone has the same presumed level of dignity, honesty, and self-worth. At a time when our democracy is under attack from within, I don't dismiss the possibility that someone could see a benefit in making certain false accusations, even at significant personal cost. The population of women who might do that is an extreme extreme minority, but it isn't zero.
Again, I will reiterate that I certainly don't think there are any ulterior motives here. I understand that coming forward was a very difficult personal decision. I also agree that Kavanaugh is a liar, a scumbag, and ultimately unfit to be a Supreme Court Justice.
My concern is that one side of the political fence in particular seems to embrace underhanded tactics like voter suppression and racial gerrymandering. Who is to say that false accusations couldn't become a political tool against a legitimately innocent candidate at some point in the future?
Maybe I just need to take off my tin foil hat and trust that nobody would ever stoop to that level, but the past few years indicate that, to some people, no act is unthinkable to remain in power.
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