Executive director of the feminist press at the City University of New York
“It is a very, very sad day for all Americans. Because the process we witnessed is a sham. It has shown us that survivors of sexual violence are still, within rape culture, not being heard and not being listened to.
It’s essential for our elected officials to understand that the people believe survivors. What we have seen goes against the will of the people, but the majority of us know that this is not justice, that it is beneath the constitution and everything it stands for.
It’s not the end, even though it may feel that way today. It’s the beginning of a new wave of organising, a new surge of righteous indignation and activism. I believe our actions in the face of this adversity will set the stage for the next 100 years.”