Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Republican rapists and race in America

Associated Press (ap.org); Seth Auberon, Crystal Quintero (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

America's erstwhile "dad" becomes "America's Rapist" and sits in prison.

Hearing on Kavanaugh allegations puts #MeToo to the test
Tarana BurkeWASHINGTON, D.C. - No matter what ultimately happens to Brett Kavanaugh and the women who accuse the Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct, the Senate hearing on the allegations will offer a historic test of the #MeToo movement, which began only a year ago.

Brett Kavanaugh, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh
He may gang rape and molest, but he's a good provider. Church says to stand by him.

Mitch McConnell, John Thune, John Cornyn
He's white. We're white. That's the US.
Since it coalesced around accusations against Harvey Weinstein, the movement has toppled many prominent abusers in Hollywood, journalism and politics. But #MeToo has also been about believing survivors, and the treatment of Kavanaugh's accusers raises questions about whether that part of the mission remains largely unfulfilled.
Brett Kavanaugh, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, Martha MacCallumThe young movement is "fighting an uphill path, going against centuries of accepted, ingrained bad behavior," said Kristen Houser of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. "I think people say we're at a tipping point. I don't believe that. I don't think anything's tipped."

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