The Sad Lack of Evidence Against Kavanaugh

How the fight against one man shows societies prejudice against young boys.

In the new age of social media and the internet, hot topics grow and swell to a bursting point in a very short about of time. A pure example of this is the controversy in which Brett Kavanaugh, the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in their teenage years. Kavanaugh faced major repercussions from this accusation and was investigated vigorously. After showing up in court, being investigated by the FBI, and enduring the ridicule of millions of Americans who don’t believe him, what was found about this supposed rapist? Absolutely nothing. The FBI, the leading investigative bureau in America, found nothing about Kavanaugh and his suppossed fellow suspects to this sexual crime. How did a story of this magnitude land in the national spotlight and end up with nothing becoming of it? The answer might lay with the woman who accused Kavanaugh in the first place, Christine Blasey Ford.

Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in their teenage years, but that seems to be the end of the story. She accused Brett and multiple other male friends of his of covering up the story and erasing evidence, but in the end, Ford cannot even give a date, location or time of the sexual assault. We as the audience are expected to take her word as law and just accept that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a random house on a random night in the eighties. In America, a moral pride is the ability to be innocent until proven guilty, but lately, the treatment of Kavanaugh is indicative of the fact that even the mention of a sexual assault by a woman can and will ruin a man’s career and might even result in jail time for him. After Ford’s original accusation,  many women came out of the woodwork to state that they too have been assaulted by Kavanaugh, each with zero evidence, but all of them being far left women eager to see Kavanaugh unable to achieve his goals. This problem is not isolated to Kavanaugh unfortunately, and leads us to a bigger problem in America: False sexual assault accusations.

With celebrities and males of all sorts starting to be accused of sexual assault in the 2010s, many stories of innocent boys, no older than 18, being expelled from schools, or worse yet, being sent to juvie as a result of false sexual assault. It’s no secret that assault victims have been hiding their pain in secret for a long time but it shouldn’t lead other women who aren’t victims to be able to hijack the system in place and be able to remove men from careers, institutions and their very life with the snap of their fingers. A simple internet search can yield many news stories about high school aged girls who grow sick of boys in their schools and report them for sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh is only a sign of a bigger problem, and no matter how you many feel about his accusation, it can’t be denied that the false accusation and the fear that young men have to live with is unfair and should be investigated with the same vigor as assault accusations.