Skip to comments.Kavanaugh hearings in D.C. prompt safe space at home
Posted on 10/02/2018 9:15:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Controversial testimony at the nation's capitol is getting some reaction here at home.
A local mental health counselor says she's seen the impact of the hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Miriam Prichard says it took an emotional toll on her and some of her patients.
She says hearing the testimony from survivors can be traumatizing for other survivors.
Prichard teamed up with a Davenport church so people could reflect in a quiet space.
"What I've seen from survivors this past week is that people are just tired because they hear these stories and they hear people doubting Dr. Blasey Ford's story, they feel like they're being doubted all over again," Prichard says.
She says social media can also make it even more difficult to disconnect from tough topics.
"You want to stay informed because it's an important issue and you also want to protect yourself. And I think too many times, we go overboard with the being informed part and I think it's important to step back and say, 'Okay, if I watch one more interview or read one more post about this, is that really going to help me?" says Prichard.
Prichard says she plans to hold more safe space events this year.
That includes the day of the confirmation vote as well as the day after elections.
Drama Queens Unite!
Oh, for crying out loud, Miriam, go write a report or something and quit bothering everybody.
She can be the first guest on “The Christine Ford Show” on CNN...
There’s been a complaint that one side is taking the position “guilty unless proven innocent”. That’s actually the minority view on the Democrat side. The majority view is “guilty, even if proven innocent”. Innocent until proven guilty? Fuggedaboutit.
I thought this would be about Judge Kavanaugh’s house getting vandalized.
What bull crap. The Left is creating dysfunctional idiots.
I guess this “church” doesn’t believe in all 10 commandments:
The 9th Commandment:
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
The left IS “dysfunctional idiots”
Barf alert !
BBC, the biggest FakeNewsMSM of all, would appear to be on Dr. Ford’s side!
2 Oct: BBC: Trump: ‘Scary and difficult time for young men’ in US
Mr Trump’s remarks came as he reiterated his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is battling sexual misconduct claims by several women...
His appointment would be expected to tilt America’s top court in favour of conservatives for years to come...
Court of public opinion
Analysis by Anthony Zurcher, BBC North America correspondent
The president has come to the defence of young (presumably white, presumably privileged) men, innocent or guilty, who suddenly find their reputations and livelihood threatened a year after the #MeToo whirlwind first swept on to the scene
In a nation where young black men are incarcerated at a rate five times those of their white counterparts, the concept of “innocent until proven guilty” in criminal proceedings may ring hollow. For the rest of the nation, however - particularly the wealthy and well-connected - it has been central to the American concept of justice and due process.
Those guarantees are proving to be scant protection now, however, when it’s the court of public opinion, the court of the mass media, the court of American culture at large that are rendering their verdicts...
If his nomination fails, he may still be a judge - but he will be always be the accused judge...
Someone who experienced the Holocaust firsthand, and lived to tell, is a survivor.
Some spoiled whiny lib in Iowa who had a sour romance is not a "survivor".
I hope that never happens. Unfortunately I worry that more might happen.
These people are deranged. They have been entitled their entire lives and are unable to deal with losing. They are capable of anything.
My wife experienced abuse and tells me she thinks what Ford says happened is not abuse. Also, it’s in the past and should not control her life anymore.
Her experience was over 40 years ago. She knows where it happened, who was there, and when it happened.
The Democrat Party, making Mental Illness mainstream.
Ford is not a survivor. We are the survivor.
Wouldn’t it be easier for her to tell her patients how to turn their TVs on and off?
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