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Kavanaugh Case Is a New Chapter in the #MeToo Movement

But will Christine Blasey Ford's testimony produce a different result than Anita Hill's in 1991?

Christine Blasey Ford's testimony on her accusations of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh represents a new chapter in the #MeToo movement. Ford's testimony brings with it the memory of the 1991 hearings, when Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, and one overarching question: Will 2018 be any different? In many ways, it's clear that 2018 is different from 1991. The #MeToo movement, launched over a decade ago by Tarana Burke and energized by celebrities, politicians, and social media, has encouraged millions of sexual assault victims to speak out. In March, an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that 43 percent of Americans supported the #MeToo movement, while 15 percent opposed it. Which means many Americans still haven't made up their minds.

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