Ms. Foundation Speaks Out to Support Dr. Christine Blasey Ford: “ Dr. Ford represents the ideals that women’s voices matter.”
NEW YORK (September 27, 2018) – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as she testifies against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court:
“It is shameful to witness a survivor relive the trauma of their assault. It is horrifying to see men in positions of power and privilege rally to protect their own, as they continue to silently terrorize other women with impunity. But this is nothing new. So much of what has happened today mirrors Anita Hill’s experience as she testified in 1991, and it is a shocking reminder that this country will always prioritize the stories of men over the stories of women, and that men in power will resort to anything to hold on to that power.
“We stand with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and we applaud the bravery, honesty and openness it took for her to testify on a global stage. Dr. Ford represents the ideals that women’s voices matter, the idea that women should be free from sexual violence, and that we are the stewards of our lives and of our stories.
We believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and all survivors of sexual assault. We are moved by her testimony and thankful for her courage. Congress must do the right thing and reject Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.”
Teresa C. Younger and Ms. Foundation spokespeople are available for interviews by phone or in-person from NYC. To schedule, please contact Sunshine Sachs at MsFoundation@sunshinesachs.com.
For over 40 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has secured women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant, and women of color. The foundation invests funds, time, expertise and training in organizations nationwide.