The hearing is over. Dr Christine Blasey Ford has shared her truth and gone. The Republican Senators have ignored her testimony and Brett Kavanaugh is closer to claiming a lifelong seat on America’s supreme court. I am sixteen-and-a-half thousand kilometres away from the rooms in which these events have transpired, yet late at night and in moments of quietude, I am in all of them – rendered something supernatural and out of space and time by a rage that’s as hot and thick as lava. And I’m not alone. Watch the ongoing Kavanaugh news roll over Twitter, you’ll see just how much outrage from women worldwide is rolling, too. Since #metoo and #whyididntreport, the private horror of sexual violence has been released so publicly and by so many that the weight of its collective force has finally – finally – inverted the power of shame. Only the isolated survivor can still be persuaded to blame themselves – and, thanks to the internet, not too many of us feel so isolated anymore. Righteously, anger has turned outwards. The assaulted. The trapped. The humiliated. The intimidated. The disbelieved. We’ve formed a massive, roaring sisterhood of scar tissue, and we are all in… Read full this story
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