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Terrified for Mrs. Blasey Ford

JNoel

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I have never felt so attacked by the posts I see on social media about how this woman is a liar.  I am scared for her. And this triggers fear for my own safety.  I wrote to Trump about what happened to me. No response. But he will gladly meet with Kim Kardashian to get a drug dealer pardoned. Am I crazy? That is what echoes in my ears when I hear the hatred people are throwing at this poor woman. I commend her for making something of herself whilst living with this pain. I have given up so much of my life to this. I haven't lived a normal life in 6 years. And I feel more alone every day. Is anyone else affected by what's happening? Please share so I don't feel alone anymore.



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I am right there with you in fearing for her. I try my best to look for the other allies though stepping up to speak out on her behalf and rally around her courage. The other side of vitriol does seem a bit louder though.

For me it brings up all of the feelings I had when I actually went to the police to report. I was not believed. I was blamed because I had been drinking. One of my "friends" told the police that "he" would never drug someone. It absolutely kills me that she is being inspected underneath a microscope. I can't imagine how she must feel and the fact that she is being threatened with death and worse. It absolutely makes me sick. However, she is truly courageous and I am so thankful to her for standing up to speak her truth. I believe her. I support her. I applaud her for walking through fire for all of us! The "regular" people that have not experienced this sort of trauma have no idea what it costs us. You are not alone. You are not alone. You are not alone. You are not alone. We stand together.

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I was treated the same way by police. I don't understand how our society has declined in their morals. I try to push through and tell myself that what comes around goes around.  Rape changes you. I am not the same person. No one understands how awful that feels to have a piece of your spirit stolen from you. Then the police re-traumatize you with their interrogation and strip search practically. The first person the detective talked to after I reported was the monster's father!  I put together my detailed account into two 3-inch binders.  Sent them off to anyone and everyone from local government to the president. People were telling me to "cut my losses". I have nothing now. Nothing left to lose.  I had lost hope. But now, I feel something may be worth hanging in there for. We will stay strong.

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This person that doesn't even know me just attacked my Facebook post that simply said "Stop the bullying". She made the assumption that I was calling someone a bully. If she had read the entire blog which was people defending Mrs. Ford and that she shouldn't be bullied into testifying on demand without protection. Totally understandable. I feel personally attacked every time I see something hateful towards ANYONE who comes forward. They don't understand how humiliating it is and how hard it is. No compassion. No empathy. And these were purported Christians.  People I thought were far from vindictive. I pray that she is supported more publicly by our law makers. I don't know why I am so bothered by this. More than the MeToo movement. They don't understand they are telling victims to stay quiet or face being called a liar, and hated. We are not the bad guys. But this stuff makes me feel more shame for something that I had no control over.

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The police didn't believe me either. I felt like I was being treated like a criminal. The male cop sat close to me with his legs spread far apart and his face in my face (I guess to watch my face to see if I'm lying). I was so nervous I kept looking down, but then I'd end up looking down at his crotch because he was too close to me, I didn't know where to look. The cop said, "He probably thought it was consensual." He said it twice. I was angry and asked if he was saying it was my fault. He said, "It's nobody's fault, it's just a relationship that didn't work out." (Well F-you too!). My ex knew what he did was wrong and cried for himself afterwards and said that he "blanked out." What I get from the cop telling me that he probably thought it was consensual, is that what he thought or felt matters more than what I thought or felt. Like the king trumps the queen in chess. I don't matter, I'm just a lowly female.

Sorry for what happened to you and how cops treated you. I feel so alone too.

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Hi JNoel and CrimsonQ, I am with you guys on this.  I don't think it's ever been harder for me to see a SA case on the news.  I saw on the RAINN website that they have an "unprecedented amount of traffic" in the last two weeks.  It's like all around the country women are seeing Dr. Ford and are reliving their own stories.  I just saw footage of a Trump rally in Mississippi where they were saying all kinds of terrible things about her (on NPR, I think), and it made me want to throw up.  It's awful.  

My experience reporting was very difficult.  It's like people can't help but put the woman on trial.  

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