The Republicans stand up for sexual predators because the Republica...

This Daily Kos article expresses the outrage so many of us feel.

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 Kavanaugh is emblematic of an entire partriarchal culture of privilege, unaccountability, marginalization, and abuse of demographic minorities, and structural and ideological misogyny. And the Republican Party supports him just as they support the man who appointed him. 

At least nineteen women have accused Donald Trump of sexual abuseNineteen. Were he the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, he would have been fired.

The #MeToo movement was partially inspired by Trump, ... and ... it has united millions of people of all genders finally to hold accountable even powerful, famous, wealthy, and seemingly culturally iconic men. 

Those who defend Trump, those who defend Kavanaugh, those who make excuses for despicable behavior can't fathom that sexual abuse no longer will be tolerated. That is why the Republicans dig in.

Because sexual abuse was supposed to be okay, ... Trump got away with it, so why shouldn't Kavanaugh? Why shouldn't all men who abuse women? 

Republicans say Kavanaugh's accusers are lying, even though it is the accusers who are asking for an FBI investigation, and it is the Republicans who are refusing one. As if liars normally ask to be investigated. [emphasis mine]

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My apology, Loren, I misunderstood your statement.  I can give no explanation about why I read it the way I did. I can say that the phrase triggered in me a quick reaction without thinking about what you wrote.  For that I am grateful, I was able to vent my spleen by misunderstanding your meaning. 

Tim Eagan's comic says so much.

It does!

Reposting the picture directly:

Ugly white man in a decrepit alley, holding open his trench coat to expose himself, wearing nothing else besides a red MAGA cap, socks, boots, and a sign over his privates, 'MEN ARE THE REAL VICTIMS HERE'

(click to enlarge)

Women can change the social structure of our nation. Women now have the vote. Do you remember how difficult it was for women to become voting citizens, even as they participated with men in the development of our families, homes, businesses, politics, and nation? August 18, 1920, was the year, but it took generations for women to achieve the right to vote.

I heard the testimony of Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh and I was astounded by the language, tone, and style of these two people. The woman sounded, like countless other women who calmly and clearly state their circumstances of being abused sexually, physically and emotionally by men, and innumerable men whining that their lives would be ruined by women complaining about how they were treated. I was just a kid when I first heard those old bromides! Grown men and young boys use the same strategy today as they used when I was a little girl listening to the conflicts in my family. 

Is this the way modern men and women side with male privilege in support of Kavanaugh without a thorough investigation into the claims of Dr. Ford? 

Is this the way modern Republican men and women make their decisions on who to believe in such serious matters? 

Is the alleged behavior of a young boy to be excused because he has grown into a man? A boy of character would not allow a girl to be raped. Is there no conscience that demands an explanation and exploration? Is Judge Kavanaugh innocent of these charges? How do you know? From where do you get your certainty? Can you deny a hearing and a complete investigation to find the truth? 

Judge Kavanaugh claims his innocence. Let us assume he is innocent of all claims against him. How can anyone prove that? Clearly, the President wants him as a Supreme Court Judge. It is clear that the Republican leadership wants him to move to that life-long position. Why? What will they gain by having a man of his reputation passing judgment on other people? Whose interests will be served? 

Kavanaugh claims his accusers lie, even as the accusers ask for an FBI investigation; yet the Republicans refuse one.

When the vote comes, will the Republicans vote the party line? How will the female Republican Senators vote?

Will the people of the United States of America be better because Kavanaugh becomes a Judge on the Supreme Court of the United States? 

Women can influence the outcome of this vote. We are strong, have good minds, care about our country, and have the intelligence to make sound decisions. Such women can outperform the dolts. 

Loren, my reply would not publish in response to your comment. So, I will publish here hoping it will work. 

My apology, Loren, I misunderstood your statement.  I can give no explanation about why I read it the way I did. I can say that the phrase triggered in me a quick reaction without thinking about what you wrote.  For that I am grateful, I was able to vent my spleen by misunderstanding your meaning. 

Joan, in two words: "Oh, PIFFLE!"  In FOUR words: "Don't Worry About It!" [grin!]

Hug!

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