The controversial hearing process and vote culminated with the judge’s confirmation on Saturday, Oct. 6, and the arrest of 164 activists on the East Steps of the Capitol.
Clinton was at Georgetown University to present awards to former ISIS prisoner Nadia Murad, Rohingya advocate for peace in Myanmar Wai Wai Nu and BBC international correspondent Lyse Doucet.
Receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award, Oprah Winfrey gave what was described as the speech of all speeches. “Time is up,” she said.
The sheer numbers of accused and accusers and the strength of the sexual harassment scandals — launching a #metoo wave on social media — seem to be having a hopeful and surprising result.
It looks like the beginning of an intense debate, from which there is no returning to a status quo where the outrageous activities of a Harvey Weinstein go unnoticed or are excused as locker-room normalcy.