we salute the brave whistleblowers
Christine Blasey Ford, the professor accusing US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault (which he strenuously denies), stood up in front of the Senate last week and, with a nervous dignity, told her story to the world. Ford says it’s her civic duty, but in giving her testimony she put herself in the firing line – her family has had to move house because of death threats. But her story resonates with victims of sexual assault everywhere. And on the one-year anniversary of #Metoo, we couldn’t be witnessing a more stark reminder of the importance of a movement that encourages victims to come forward with their stories of past abuse by powerful men.