“Blackout Brett” is not guilty because he doesn’t need to remember, and his accuser is guilty because she doesn’t completely remember.
Precisely no one has made that argument.
I believe Ford, and I believe Ramirez, and we cannot blame them if some of Kavanaugh’s would-be accusers don’t believe themselves.
Nobody’s blaming any of these ladies.
The problem with alcohol, in the context of law enforcement, is well known. It muddles memories, if not erases them, and without our memories, we are often unable to provide law enforcement with a credible narrative that they can investigate.
And without that credible narrative, nobody can be truly believed. You may choose to believe a person regardless (that’s commonly known as “faith”) but there’s really no difference, in that case, between you and the “infamous list of 65”; everyone is deciding what to believe in the absence of evidence.
We need to ensure this is not the reality for the women who come after us, and a change in how we regard drinking culture should be integral to this work.
I agree with that in essence, but I suspect we disagree how that “change” should occur. If you want fair and equitable law enforcement, it must always be evidence based; you cannot have fair and equitable law enforcement if drinking women are given a “pass” on their need to provide that evidence.