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Politics Transformed Into Anti-Sexual Violence Resource


Type in the Supreme Court justice's name and you'll land on a page called We Believe Survivors.

The domain bearing the name has been purchased by an advocate and turned into a page that provides lifelines to survivors of sexual violence.

"The start of Brett Kavanaugh's tenure on the Supreme Court may look like a victory for one interest group or another," reads the site, titled We Believe Survivors. "But, more importantly, it is putting a national focus on the issue of sexual assault - and how we as a country can and should do more to prevent it and to support those who have experienced it. This past month, thousands of survivors came forward to tell their stories. We applaud your bravery. We believe you."

Below the statement are links to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, End Rape on Campus, and the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network, with descriptions of how the organizations can serve different victims of sexual misconduct.

Beneath the resources is a link to Fix the Court, an organization that argues that Supreme Court justices should not have lifetime appointments.

"Few people are happy with the recent Supreme Court confirmation debacle. Not surprisingly, then, most Americans believe that the justices should be term-limited to ensure a less fraught appointment process," the Fix the Court site reads.

Fix the Court also provides resources for people to sign petitions for the Supreme Court "to adopt the same disclosure rules that the rest of the government follows," contact elected representatives to demand that justices have limited terms, and urge the judiciary to allow broadcast media in courtrooms.

In a press release, Fix the Court executive director Gabe Roth said he is the owner of

"Three years ago, I bought a handful of URLs that I thought might be useful in any forthcoming Supreme Court confirmation battles. Included were, .org and .net. Today I am redirecting those three to a landing page with resources for victims of sexual assault," Roth wrote. "I believe Dr. [Christine Blasey] Ford. I believe Prof. [Anita] Hill. I also believe that asking for forgiveness is a sign of maturity and strength, not weakness." Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, while Hill accused another Supreme Court justice, Clarence Thomas, of sexual harassment.

"Watching the White House ceremony [Monday] night and listening to the President again cast doubt on the veracity of Dr. Ford's claims, while not hearing a word of contrition from the newest justice, was difficult for many Americans who have experienced sexual misconduct firsthand," Roth concluded. "Fix the Court stands with you. We believe you, and we support you. And if you seek additional resources, you can go to"

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