Christine Blasey Ford breaks silence, says she was inspired by Anita Hill

Christine Blasey Ford testifies at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings in 2018. AP photo.

BY SARA TABIN
Daily Post Staff Writer

Christine Blasey Ford has broken her silence to accept an award from the YWCA of Silicon Valley at a luncheon in Santa Clara.

Ford, a Palo Alto resident, had kept a low profile after she accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings last year.

Ford said Wednesday (Oct. 30) that she had been inspired to come forward because of Anita Hill, who accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his confirmation hearings in 1991.

“There are many, many people who aren’t as lucky as I am,” she said. “When my family was forced out of our home last year, we had resources and we had friends that made sure we had places to go and stay. So many women do not.”

In her speech, Ford thanked YWCA for helping local victims of assault, including Chanel Miller, the victim of former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, whose three-month jail sentence triggered outage. Ford said she has read Miller’s memoir, “Know My Name.”

Ford thanked her friends and her son, who came with her to the luncheon, and encouraged members of the audience to “stand strong” and “be yourself.”

The luncheon was held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Guests were asked to make a $250 donation to YWCA.

3 Comments

  1. It’s been a year since she and the Democrats attempted to take down Kavanaugh, and you’d think that at least one person since then would have stepped forward to corroborate her story.

  2. The fact that you don’t believe that powerful men wouldn’t do all things within their to stay in power says that you’ve never accomplished anything in your life that has been threatened by a powerful man. I’m sorry that you think that there’s a rainbow among all of the lives of women. But it is just not true. You are repeating history of the abuse of women. I hope the people who believe the same as you do will be in a position where they can understand the massage I need that holds women from their true potential.

  3. Not a wilting flower says, ” … will be in a position where they can understand the massage I need …”

    Massage?

    I’ll take a “massage” from a woman instead of a “message” any day!

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