Alyssa Milano: We may have lost a political battle with Kavanaugh confirmation, but we are winning a cultural battle

Alyssa Milano: We may have lost a political battle with Kavanaugh confirmation, but we are winning a cultural battle
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Actress Alyssa Milano, a #MeToo leader and prominent voice, said Sunday that the movement "may have lost a political battle" but is "winning a cultural battle" following the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

"Yesterday, we, we may have lost a political battle. But I do think we are winning the cultural battle. And often, I don't fight for the win. I'm fighting so that generations don't have to deal with the abuses of power that we've had to deal with," she said during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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Milano was responding to comments made by journalist Sally Quinn, who told The New Yorker on Friday that "not a damn thing" has changed since the Anita Hill hearings in the 1990s. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the court after Hill accused him of sexual harassment.

Kavanaugh was sworn in as a justice Saturday on the Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote despite multiple allegations of sexual misconduct that have been made against him. He has denied all of the allegations.

Milano said Sunday that she thinks "a lot has changed" since Hill's hearings, but added that "a lot hasn't changed."

"So in a respect, I think she is right," she said of Quinn. "But then I do think that there's a lot going on. And I think this, this, this cultural shift that we're feeling, this collective pain that we're feeling from survivors coming forward, is going to be able to be translated into a collective power, to say that we're not going to be silenced any longer."