He got 36 yrs to not have to think about it.
She had 36 yrs of trying to not think about it, going to therapy, getting on with life. Then he shows up as “getting appointed to Supreme Court”. So in July, she contacts her local elected representative.
I look at what Dr. Ford has had to go through since her name became public. Everything she feared would happen if she said anything, started happening.
It’s definitely heavy. Earlier today, I had to educate a middle eastern guy about what the USA was like in the 1980s as he thought the USA was advanced in human rights at that time.
But when I explained how 1980s USA was like Pakistan today in sexual assault and the class systems in the USA, he got it.
I grew up in New Jersey USA suburbs. For girls and the cloak of silence over stuff, it was pretty bad. Usually girls had to exact their own revenge.
It’s the same era that massive amounts of priests got away with abusing boys.
Hollywood had sex parties with underaged kids.
It was an era. Smile, pretend, deal with it, take drugs for your pain.
It’s not that different now at all except you have a slightly more sympathetic media. But the rest of it has hardly changed.
No internet I think was a lot worse. It happens and you’re COMPLETELY isolated.
But now, you can talk to ppl online in secret. I think that’s a big psychological help at least.