On Wednesday, Cristina King Miranda, a classmate of Christine Blasey Ford back in the day, penned a short Facebook post confirming that she was certain that her old high school friend was telling the truth about being sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. How did she know? Because it was literally the talk of the town.
“The incident DID happen,” Miranda wrote. “Many of us heard about it in school.”
Unfortunately, Miranda neglected to consider that going forward with this bit of gossip actually contradicted what Ford herself said of the assault; i.e., that she never told a soul about it until 2012. If she didn’t tell her friends and schoolmates at the time, how could it have become THE incident that everyone was talking about?
Perhaps it was after being reminded of this quandary that Miranda deleted her post. The next day, she told NPR that she actually didn’t know one way or the other whether Kavanaugh had attempted to rape Ford.
“That it happened or not, I have no idea,” she said. “I can’t say that it did or didn’t.”
Helpful. Thanks for sticking your nose into the situation, Cristina.
“In my post, I was empowered and I was sure it probably did [happen],” Miranda told NPR. “I had no idea that I would now have to go to the specifics and defend it before 50 cable channels and have my face spread all over MSNBC news and Twitter.”
Just wow. So because you’re feeling “empowered,” you can just go on social media and spread outright lies about a public figure who is in line to become our next Supreme Court justice? This is what modern-day feminism has done to us, folks. A woman believes that because she is a woman and because the target in question is a man (a WHITE man, no less), she should be able to say whatever she wants about him and not be asked to justify it to a single person. That’s really amazing. It not only speaks to this #MeToo movement, it speaks to Miranda’s character, and it might even speak to the high school culture that gave us Christine Blasey Ford. She, after all, ALSO believes that she should be able to make flimsy accusations without having to answer questions about it.
Like her lawyer said, the burden of proof isn’t on HER. She’s a woman!
Maybe in a few days, Ford too will suddenly realize that she was just feeling “empowered” when she wrote that letter.