Why It's Important to Listen to Accusers- and the Accused

Check out this article from the Atlantic that points out the problem with #BelieveSurvivors that is trending on Twitter over the sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh before his Supreme Court Justice nomination.  

Sexual assault victims all around the world are finding the courage to come forward about the abuse they faced, even if it was long ago. The ability to come forward and share something so private can be therapeutic and the start of the #MeToo movement has proven victims are never alone. 

However, there are two sides to every story and both sides of any party should be thoroughly investigated, as the editor states, "even as we must treat accusers with seriousness and dignity, we must hear out the accused fairly and respectfully, and recognize the potential lifetime consequences that such an allegation can bring."

The article is worth a gander, read it here

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