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Posted inCOMMUNITY STORYTELLING, Equity, FIRST PERSON

First-person essay: Why we believe Christine Blasey Ford

We believe Dr. Blasey because when women bravely come forward, they are often blamed. They are accused of wearing the wrong thing, of being in the wrong place, of asking for it. Victims are also accused of lying. Yet evidence shows that only 2 to 10 percent of rape reports are false accusations, a rate that matches reporting of other types of crimes.