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The past few months have seen a resurgence of the #MeToo movement, this time pertaining to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was the first woman to go public with her allegations of sexual assault that took place at a party during their high school years. Following her statements, multiple women have also come forward with allegations against Kavanaugh. As a result, a hearing was called on Sep. 27 where Dr. Ford testified against Kavanaugh. Four SPA students respond with their opinions on Kavanaugh and the allegations.

"For starters, we already have someone on the supreme court whose accused of sexual violence and we don’t need another person. If he is confirmed it sends the message to survivors but also just women that they’re not believed and that a man’s career is more important than their experiences. I think it’s a really crucial time and it’s really going to send a message, whatever is decided, how survivors and women are treated. I’d like to say that I think it’s not going to pass, but I don’t necessarily see repercussions for men who abuse their power. So I’m not counting on it," junior Anna Snider said.

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Kat St. Martin-Norburg, Opinions Editor

Kat St. Martin-Norburg is a senior and is excited for her third year on staff. This year she is the Opinions Editor and looks forward to taking the Opinions section in a new direction. She previously served as the News Editor. Outside of school she enjoys taking photos of the Twin Cities and making documentaries covering local stories and businesses. She spends a lot of her summers organizing on various local political campaigns and is especially interested in public policy, politics, and student activism and the effects of it on the SPA community. She can be reached at rubicon.spa@gmail.com

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