How hard is it for men to stand up for women’s rights?
Why is it that, throughout this spectacle of a confirmation process for Justice Kavanaugh, the most strident voices we’ve heard in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford have been from women? I’ve seen more men speak up about due process for Kavanaugh than for justice for the women he allegedly assaulted.
It’s a tragic day for our country when we can’t all agree that sexual misconduct is a grave matter that should always be fully investigated—even at the expense of delaying a Supreme Court confirmation. In fact, especially at the expense of delaying a Supreme Court confirmation. This is a lifetime appointment! I am appalled that so many men in the U.S. Senate are intent on rushing it through so carelessly.
It’s true that I am running for political office in the CT State Assembly. And I am proud of my endorsement from Planned Parenthood Votes! CT. But this is not a political issue. This is not even a gender issue. Women’s rights are a question of human rights, and vice versa. These issues affect us all. And until we can come together and speak up for what’s right, regardless of party or gender, then I am afraid we risk backsliding on the little progress we’ve already made when it comes to civil equality.
I believe women. Do you?
The writer is a candidate for State Representative in the 140th district, running on the Working Families Party line.