A group of male allies purchased a full-page advertisement in The New York Times Wednesday in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford.
“We are 1,600 men who now stand behind Professor Anita Hill, as well as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, because we believe them,” said the ad, which ran a day before Ford testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulting her during a gathering in the 1980s when they were both in high school.
“As men who are allies in the fight to end violence and harassment against women and girls, we write to express our strong support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for her willingness to speak out publicly and testify before the Senate about the sexual assault that she says was perpetrated against her by Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh,” the ad says.
The funding for the ad was provided by the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign.
The ad “demands that both Dr. Blasey Ford and her story be treated fairly, impartially, and with respect” and calls for “all men of good will to stand with us to ensure that Dr. Blasey Ford’s story is carefully and fully examined without bias or prejudice.”
The ad echoed the full-page ad taken out by 1,600 African-American women in The Times in 1991 in support of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sexual harassment accuser Anita Hill.
In 1991, 1,600 African-American women took out a full-page ad in the @nytimes to show support for Anita Hill.
— MAKERS (@MAKERSwomen) September 26, 2018