Women across the world send postcards to Christine Blasey Ford to show support


Women across the globe are sending postcards in a show of support to Christine Blasey Ford, the college professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault while they were in high school. 

BBC reported on Wednesday that women from the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and even Australia have been mailing cards to Ford’s publicly-available work address, as she has reportedly been unable to return to her home due to “unending” death threats.

According to the publication, the idea to send postcards to the professor spread on social media over the weekend as the Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual assault brought against him. 

“Hearing the story of Prof Ford made me think a lot. I was never political active but her telling her story changed me. I’m so shocked about what’s going on,” one of the women who sent Ford a postcard, Mathaya Winter, 27, of Germany, told the publication.

Winter said she thanked Ford for her “brave heart” and told her in the letter, “We will fight for you. We believe you.”

{mosads} Another woman, Ann Loonam, 53, of Washington state, told the publication she decided to send Ford a postcard because of how “helpless” she felt after the confirmation hearings and the way Ford was portrayed in the media. 

“She is woman who had nothing to gain, but was receiving death threats,” Loonam said.

“I felt that by sending a post card, in some small way it may help her heal from this whole traumatic experience,” she continued. “She said she was ‘terrified’ at the hearing and I can only imagine.” 

California business owner Kimberly Dotseth said she sent Ford a card on Tuesday as a “tactile effort for me to send to her something she can touch and feel from someone who believes her.”

“I hope with our messaging to her, since I know others have written, we can also convey that this fight is not over,” Dotseth added. “We have a lot of fight left in us.”

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