Kavanaugh Controversy


Over the last month, there has been an uproar about the Kavanaugh Hearing and the allegations of him sexually assaulting Doctor Christine Blasley Ford. Under United States Law and U.S. Constitution, Brett Kavanaugh is entitled to due process but some are suggesting that airing Ford’s claims are politically and systematically unjust. A good portion of Republican Senators are opposed to the idea of the hearing being as that the Kavanaugh Controversy has been referred to as a criminal trial. The problem with these types of cases in the minds of most Americans is that a majority of voters don’t take the evidence into account and only focus on the idea of one side versus the other. One of the major misconceptions of these types of rape or sexual assault cases is that the women are calling it upon themselves to be sexually assaulted based on the clothes they’re wearing. One major point that is being lost in this entire conversation that has been discussed around the globe about the hearing is that everyone has the right to be heard and if someone is trying to silence someone they feel is inferior, that is not equal and that is not what America is about. However, the Kavanaugh Hearing confirmed the polarization of women and how embedded this type of behavior has been in American DNA and culture.


This hearing has also motivated female voters to make sure their voices are heard and that is one of the most important things that a person can do. By coming forward about an important topic as sexual assault, this is a representation that all people should feel like they live in a world that allows them to come forward and speak out about injustices. This hearing has also opened the minds of Democrats to possibly target women voters in the upcoming Midterms and Presidential Election. However, Republican and Democratic women voters have different views on what it takes to be a woman in today’s society and there is a rising division between political views of Democrat women voters and Republican women voters. Significantly, in the 2018 Midterm Elections there are a lot more people are running and far more seats are filled, more than we’ve seen in decades. This hearing has opened up the conversation about what changes need to be made in US politics and equal rights. The Kavanaugh Confirmation has affected the Midterm vote choice because after the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court as a judge, Republican women’s intention to vote for the Republican Party rose by 6%, while pushing independent women to vote for the Democratic Party by 12%. Overall, Kavanaugh’s Confirmation was very polarizing but not between men and women, but between Republican women and Democratic women voters. Kavanaugh’s Hearing reminded Americans that how sharply women disagree about how sexual assault allegations should be handled and even what it is like to be a woman or identify as a woman in United States politics.