ELECTION/GOP/ME TOO/SEX ABUSE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “On a recent evening in the suburbs of Los Angeles, two dozen women gathered to talk about sexual assault. They did so at the campaign office of Katie Hill, a Democrat running in a district that has been held by Republicans for more than two decades, and amid the drama unfolding thousands of miles away in Washington, DC, over the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who stood accused of sexual assault himself. In this culturally tumultuous moment when Donald Trump seems to believe that Republicans can win the midterm elections in part by stoking a backlash to the #MeToo movement, the most intensely personal experience for 31-year-old Hill — and for so many other women across the country — has suddenly entered the realm of the political. Hill was sexually assaulted as a teenager, and watching the testimony of Kavanuagh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, she and her campaign decided to invite a group of women together to talk about why so many stay silent after a sexual assault.”

Maeve Reston, “Women are angry at Trump and his party. And it’s not just about Kavanaugh,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, October 8, 2018 1:09 am