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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: JAGStorm
What the problem seems to be is that these festering wounds, as you called them, only are shown the light of day when it's politically or financially expedient.
And so, they come forward, to prevent a toxic individual from sullying a seat on the greatest court in the land...
originally posted by: djz3ro
a reply to: vinifalou
I turned on the BBC last night as the man himself was starting his testimony and watched for a while. It turns out these accusations started in 2012, that was when Ford first discussed it with her therapist.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
All right, let me make this really simple, so there can be no confusion, and I will use facts only here.
1) It is more common for a victim of abuse to remain silent for years and years, than it is for them to report the crime immediately, or indeed at all.
2) Given point one, it is unreasonable and utterly unacceptable to be more angry with someone coming forward, than you are prepared to ensure proper investigation of the claims is completed, and deal with the fallout regardless of what it is.
Why did Dr. Ford wait?
If Ford is telling the truth, she has either received the worse possible advice or none at all, so she has let the appearance of a unethical political hit job come to the forefront of many people's thinking.
So, let me make sure I have a clear idea of what you are saying.
Your approach to this subject is disgracefully absent in compassion, empathy and humanity.