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Men and women have taken to the streets to show support for sexual assault survivors.
Two women have come forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
Kavanaugh is determined to become a Supreme Court justice, and appeared on Fox News along with his wife Ashley, to vehemently deny the allegations. He demanded a ‘fair process,' and said:
I am not going anywhere.
On Monday, senator Lindsey Graham said he planned to vote for Kavanaugh regardless of what Ford will say during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
In response, women’s rights organisations banded together in protest, and threw their support behind women like Dr Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
Thousands of people attended the national walkout on Monday in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault.
Planned Parenthood, Time’s Up, NARAL Pro-Choice America and Women’s March joined forces and organised the event under the hashtags #BelieveSurvivors and #StopKavanaugh.
Believe Anita Hill.
Believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
Believe Deborah Ramirez.
Believe survivors. Always.… https://t.co/2UGzzt5BB3 — Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)
I was working at a coffee shop, and I walked out because I #BelieveSurvivors https://t.co/OGIqPnkJsx — Betsy Hodges (@Betsy Hodges)
The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh would be a slap in the face to survivors across this country. We will NOT stand… https://t.co/ktIKDJlu3L — NARAL (@NARAL)
I hear you. I believe you. I stand with you. #BelieveSurvivors https://t.co/S7vo4hzRwD — Chirlane McCray (@Chirlane McCray)
@anamariecox We #BelieveSurvivors. We won't let Kavanaugh on the Court. https://t.co/UjfjcqZN3p — (((Adam Shah))) (@(((Adam Shah))))
Wore black today in support of all survivors of sexual assault or abuse. We won't let them be silenced or ignored.… https://t.co/BGtSxf2z7q — Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris)
Women must be heard. Today I am wearing black in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. #BelieveSurvivors… https://t.co/7nnoaJDl3T — kerry washington (@kerry washington)
Our staff is walking out in solidarity with #MeToomvmt. #BelieveSurvivors https://t.co/8O8FQlZfil — Full Frontal (@Full Frontal)
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