Ronn Owens Report: The #MeToo movement; one step forward, two steps back

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 27: Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was called back to testify about claims by Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


“I think it’s important to remember that social movements don’t always go forward in a straight line.” – Karen Tumulty, Washington Post Columnist

In today’s report, host Ronn Owens talked with Washington Post Columnist Karen Tumulty about her piece in yesterday’s paper pointing out that for all the gains made by the #MeToo movement, there will be instances when its progress is disrupted. Right now, we are seeing this in regards to people’s treatment of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Tumulty said the key thing to remember is societal changes don’t necessarily travel in a straight line and veering off the path doesn’t mean failure, just that there is more work to be done! To wrap up the conversation, she weighed in on #MeToo becoming a battle ground for Republicans and Democrats in the past few weeks.

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