The Republican treatment of Dr. Ford is a warning to the white women who voted for Trump
Months ago, I wrote how the “pro-life” movement is really just a white supremacist movement led by men who were mad about women and people of color getting more rights. Abortion restrictions began when wealthy white men saw felt that “their” women were turning away from their true purpose of having more white babies.The white supremacists pretending to care about the sanctity of life have hidden their true agenda well and may soon control the majority of the Supreme Court.
White women have been a consistent ally to white men. Even with Trump’s personal record of treating women badly, a majority of white women still voted for him in 2016—yet the way the Republicans have treated Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for saying SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her shows that it doesn’t mean anything to the white men in charge.
The behavior in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings made it clear that the Republican men believed women should stay in their place—that is, lesser than men. Dr. Ford has been treated like a nuisance to a political party that is interested in giving themselves even more power at any cost.