In her September 27 column in the New York Times, “Christine Blasey Ford’s Sacrifice”, Michelle Goldberg describes Dr. Ford’s testimony as heroic:

On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the world, that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers. Her soft voice cracked as she spoke. She smiled a lot; her attempts to make everyone see how agreeable and reasonable she is were heart-rending. But she was also poised and precise, occasionally speaking as an expert — she’s a psychology professor — as well as a victim. Watching her push through her evident terror was profoundly inspiring.”

Goldberg follows up with the question: “Will it be pointless?” Shouldn’t we have a better answer to this question after so many years of struggle in the women’s movement?