I like how members of Congress are handling the issue of sexual harassment/assault internally. After the revelations about Sen. Al Franken and candidate Roy Moore, Representatives Barbara Comstock and Jackie Speier introduced the ME TOO Congress Act, which would increase protections for staffers who accuse lawmakers of sexual misconduct and require training on sexual harassment prevention for members of Congress. The bill also establishes a Victims' Counsel to provide legal advice to accusers and protects unpaid staff from employment discrimination. I love this bill because it forces our legislators to set a good example and shows that Congress will no longer allow sexual predators to govern without consequence.
Dr. Kristen blasey ford is a 52-year-old woman who went to medical school and taught at one of the top universities in the united states, Stanford University. She accused judge Brett kavanaugh of sexual assault when he was nominated to serve on the highest court of the land, the supreme court. When she made the accusations against kavanaugh she contacted her congresswomen as well as the Washington Post. She made it very clear that she wanted her identity to stay anonymous. Ford met with her senator and the senator was convinced that for was very credible. Ford initially made it very clear she did not want her identity public but eventually it became public and she was sworn in and told her recollection of her assault. This time in history is incredible for women. The me too movement supports women victims of sexual violence and women have come together to support other women to make it known they are not alone. In light of theme too movement lots of women have come out to tell their stories. I believe Brett Kavanaugh's testimony alone showed that he was unfit to be on the supreme court. He showed uncontrollable anger and seem very irrational. Someone in that position should be able to control their emotion. He did not appear as credible. High school boys should know assaulting girls is not okay and should affect their lives including careers.