How can you remember in detail something that happened 30 years ago?
How can you not remember something that is so extraordinary to your life?
I was attacked by four boys my junior year in high school, more than 50 years ago. I remember the incident with absolute clarity. I believe Professor Ford can remember being assaulted 30 years ago with the same clarity.
It leaves me seething that Professor Ford must face systemic doubt, questions about her character, and, now, threats for coming forward.
While I faced no social stigma for prosecuting punishment to the boys, our cultural history is clear that girls and women would have then as now. So, for many wrong, culturally imposed reasons, Professor Ford kept her silence then.
Times change. It’s time to listen up to Professor Ford in this instance as we have begun with women in other cases.