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The Kavanaugh hearings and the anniversary of the #MeToo movement have conspired to slam a wide-eyed truth in the face of women again.

These are black days. Women have been bulldozed by men and forced a step backward into ourselves, insofar as our human rights. I blame us for continuing to allow men, even our partners and our male co-workers, to browbeat us while we do our “good-girl duties” to please and keep everybody happy. Who are we pleasing when we have been raped, sexually assaulted, physically and verbally abused and don’t stand up to it or report it?

We must work harder, promoting a loud and visual movement, but also a quiet revolution to help each other. Whether we agree with our sisters’ politics or not — what we want is to reach them and get together for women’s justice.

Elizabeth Holmes, Seattle

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