Here’s something that caught my eye in the new Kavanaugh controversy about an alleged sexual assault while he and the alleged victim were in High School in the 1980s. Kavanaugh went to an elite DC preparatory school, Georgetown Preparatory School, in Bethesda, Maryland. It was an all-boys school. So no female students. The New Yorker article says the alleged victim “attended a nearby high school.”
The letter of support signed by 65 women who knew Kavanaugh at the time notes this: “Almost all of us attended all girls high schools in the area.” Unless the public school system in suburban Washington was very different than I think, that must mean that almost all the signatories went to private schools. Few and maybe none went to public schools.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with going to a private school. I was a scholarship day student at a prep/boarding school in California. But I’m curious whether the woman who made the allegations was also from one of those same schools or possibly a public school or from a different socio-economic background. Quite possibly the accuser is from the same social set. But I’m curious if there’s more here along these lines.