Despite Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Justice confirmation, the actress believes the #MeToo movement is still doing great, and she has a reason for it. Alyssa Milano was in attendance at Variety’s Women of Power luncheon yesterday, and on the red carpet, she talked to HollywoodLife about Donald Trump and Brett Kavanaugh, but also about the women’s movement.
Milano made it very clear that from her point of view, the president saying it’s a ‘very scary time for young men in America’ before Kavanaugh was confirmed earlier this month, is a good sign.
‘I actually think it means we’re winning,’ she told the outlet before stating that if the POTUS wants to ‘suppress people’ or have any policy changed, he goes by a ‘fear playbook.’
‘I think that Trump is using a fear factor and trying to make all men feel some sort of animosity towards women because we are standing up in solidarity. To me, it feels like we are winning. We’re winning this battle.’
The actress even argued that while Kavanaugh suffered no consequence for his alleged sexual assault of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, her speaking out was not for nothing.
‘I think anytime we’re talking about sexual assault, abuse, and misconduct, it strengthens the #MeToo movement. I think that the only thing that would weaken it is if people stopped coming forward and if the last year’s proved anything, it’s that we are going to continue to discuss this, no matter how hard or how uncomfortable the process may be, the result is that we just do not want it to happen anymore.’
At some point during the interview, she made sure also to tell people a very good reason why they should go vote.
‘I think people who aren’t motivated to vote, I get it. I totally understand the idea that politics is much bigger than us and that it will not matter. But really, voting is how we protect each other, to me. It is how we protect other women, it is how we protect our neighbors, it is how we protect our teachers, our sons, and our daughters. So if you can just take yourself out of the equation and say, ‘I am not voting for me. And whether or not if this gets counted is irrelevant, I am voting for the people I love and the people I care about so that they are protected.’’