Own Your Name

Judge Brett Kavanaugh does not own brettkavanaugh.com

This is an oversight that he’s likely now regretting.

The site opens with a few simple lines:

The start of Brett Kavanaugh’s tenure on the Supreme Court may look like a victory for one interest group or another.

But, more importantly, it is putting a national focus on the issue of sexual assault – and how we as a country can and should do more to prevent it and to support those who have experienced it.

This past month, thousands of survivors came forward to tell their stories. We applaud your bravery. We believe you. And if you are seeking additional resources, these groups can offer assistance:

From there the new owners of brettkavanaugh.com offer links to resources for survivors of sexual assault.

Here’s the thing… I applaud the effort. Those resources SHOULD be on display for every woman (or man) who has lived through a rape or sexual assault. Using the Judge’s name to get those groups in front of more eyes was a brilliant move.

I think Judge Kavanaugh should buy back the URL…and leave it as it is. Whether you believe his version of events or not…whether you too like beer (or not. Pervert.), there is a story attached to his name that has emboldened many women to speak up about something they were once too ashamed or scared to discuss.

Kavanaugh has a rare opportunity to help Right a Wrong by doing almost nothing: he simply has to let the conversation sparked by Dr. Ford continue. But by being a conduit – not a voice, not a “victim” of whatever twisted culture war nonsense the politically afflicted would portray him as being – simply the host of a website that bears his name and directs victims of sexual assault and rape to the help they need he could elevate public awareness in ways we can’t yet anticipate.

Judge: Buy your URL back. Leave the links as they are. Show the world you’re worthy of the robes you now wear in a way no one could question.