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A Tribute to Christine Blasey Ford Appears at the Entrance of Yale Law School

“Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter … ”

The entryway of Yale Law School this morning (by and courtesy of Laurel Raymond)

One of the most haunting and remarkable phrases uttered by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during her public testimony is now inscribed in the entryway of Yale Law School, alma mater to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter,” Dr. Blasey Ford articulated in her September 27 testimony. The professor of psychology spoke of the enduring effects of Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge’s assault, saying, “The uproarious laughter between the two, and their having fun at my expense … I was underneath one of them, while the two laughed.”

An anonymous artist spray-painted the unmissable homage to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford overnight in the entryway of Sterling Law, the law school’s main building. Yale Law student Laurel Raymond posted the image to her Twitter.

Raymond told Hyperallergic she did not see the stencil when she left the building at 5 pm last night, but it was there when she got to school at 8 am this morning, October 22.

“In the wake of the hearings, I think there’s still a lot of feelings of anger and betrayal at the law school,” Raymond told Hyperallergic. “Inside the school, the walls are papered with fliers that people have filled out with why they’re ‘demanding better’: better from the judiciary, better from [Yale Law School], better from our leaders, better for survivors. There’s still a lot of anger and disappointment in the halls. I think in particular, a lot of female students feel very fundamentally betrayed. But also very determined to make things better.”

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