1,600 Men Signed an Ad in Today's NYT Supporting Dr. Blasey Ford and Honoring Anita Hill

The full-page print ad is an homage to 1991's ad signed by 1,600 black women

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On Nov. 17, 1991, a full-page ad in The New York Times featured the names of 1,600 black women who were passionately opposed to Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and expressed their support of Anita Hill, who the women felt had been “maligned and castigated for daring to speak publicly of her own experience of sexual abuse.”

Today, as similar debate rages around the potential confirmation of Donald Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court amid allegations of sexual assault and lewd behavior in Kavanaugh’s past, a nearly identical ad has appeared in the same newspaper—this time featuring the names of 1,600 men who support Kavanaugh’s primary accuser, Dr.

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