The liberal college professor who penned a letter to Senate Democrat Dianne Feinstein claiming that then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, has now reportedly been nominated to receive a distinguished alumna award from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, her old alma mater.
This specific award recognizes the university’s alumni “for outstanding contributions to humankind.”
Ford earned her undergraduate degree in experimental psychology in 1988 at the university.
Jennifer Ho, a professor in the university’s Department of English and Comparative Literature, nominated Blasey Ford, as reported by the The Hill on Tuesday.
Ho penned a letter, encouraging those affiliated with the school to back up her nomination of Ford. She stated that Kavanaugh’s accuser did “something that was extraordinary” when she agreed to testify on Capitol Hill, publicly accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her 36 years ago. She could not recall who was at the alleged party, where it was held, or when it took place.
Ho claimed that Ford did not testify due to “partisan politics.”
She claimed that the real reason she testified was because she used it as a way of “recognizing that the simple of act of speaking one’s truth, especially when that truth involves sexual assault, is an act of bravery.”
“We live in a society that does not believe women,” Ho stated in the letter. “The many indignities that women experience in their day-to-day lives is proof of this, as is the continued attacks on Dr. Blasey Ford after her testimony. We know that people who are survivors of sexual assault do not experience justice for their trauma; we know that many of them choose not to report to the police and choose not to reveal their assault out of fear that they will not be believed.”
The letter went on, “There were many lessons that we learned from Dr. Blasey Ford’s testimony on September 27, 2018, and one of the most important ones was that any one of us can be extraordinary through the ordinary act of speaking our truth.”
The professor who nominated Ford for the award also said that she felt if Ford won the award, it would show people that the university “believes survivors of sexual assault” and sees “the inordinate courage it took for her to take the moral and ethical stand that she did in testifying about her sexual assault experience in front of the world.”
Western Journal writes:
Ford testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee two weeks ago alleging that Kavanaugh had groped her and tried to remove her clothing at the high school party in suburban Maryland. “I believed he was going to rape me,” she said.
Kavanaugh testified afterward vehemently denying the allegations.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of bringing the confirmation vote to the Senate floor with the caveat that the FBI would conduct a one-week investigation into the allegations made by Ford and two other women against Kavanaugh.
The FBI found nothing. Kavanaugh was officially confirmed onto the Supreme Court of the United States on Saturday with a final vote of 50-48.