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The rest of us should follow and support the women

Bless Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for her courage and shining integrity, as well as the two unidentified, equally courageous women who confronted Senator Jeff Flake in the door of the “Senate only” elevator to speak of their sexual trauma, the other women who came to Washington, D.C. to sit in at Congressional offices and hallways and to raise their voices at the sham of the Kavanaugh hearings, and all the #MeToo women who are increasingly speaking out (do I dare say it, “acting up”?) against the male crimes that they have experienced over their lifetimes.

If, indeed, the times are a-changing, as Bob Dylan once suggested at a more optimistic time, then it is because of women.

The rest of us would be well advised to love and support them, to follow their example and leadership, and to begin thinking about the ways we can join them in solidarity — and to be a-changing, as well.

Tim Stevenson
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Originally published in The Commons issue #480 (Wednesday, October 10, 2018). This story appeared on page D2.

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