Finding truth not based on gender

I have to respond to the Oct. 2 letter, “Hearing shows Congress needs more women.”

I begin by discrediting the testimony of Christine Ford. She can’t remember any details, the few details she provided were unable to be substantiated, and some have been proven to be completely false.

Maybe something happened to her. Maybe she just wanted to keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court. Whatever her motivation, I would like to believe we still live in a country that doesn’t equate an accusation (particularly one as nebulous as this) with a guilty verdict.

To believe a woman just because she’s a woman invalidates any advances women have made over the last 100 years.

Which brings me to the second part of the letter. The author said come Election Day, we should vote for Democratic women. Why? Simply because they’re female?

This is the worst form of identity politics.

Jerry Brown, the ultra-liberal governor of California, signed a bill requiring a woman to sit on corporate boards. This is a travesty for any woman who has worked hard to get where she is. To mandate involvement is to nullify hard work, talent and ambition.

It makes women look weak, unable to fend for themselves and needing the protection of the government to accomplish anything. It’s not feminism, it’s victimhood.

So if you watched the hearings and were not repulsed by the behavior of paid protesters and the whole farce that the hearings became (caused by a Democratic woman), then by all means vote for a Democratic female.

But when some deranged modern feminist accuses your brother or son or husband without any evidence or even details, don’t look to the Democratic women to help you.

As they did with Kavanaugh, they’ve already decided to believe the woman, regardless of facts or lack thereof.

Kelly Garza

Altoona

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