#MeToo, Kavanaugh; column 

Jia Tolentino for the New Yorker: "It will be said that Kavanaugh was confirmed despite the #MeToo movement. It would be at least as accurate to say that he was confirmed because of it. Women鈥檚 speech鈥攁nd the fact that we are now listening to it鈥攈as enraged men in a way that makes them determined to re毛stablish the longstanding hierarchy of power in America." newyorker.com/news/our-columni

#MeToo, Kavanaugh; column 

@nev
It has nothing to do with men vs women, and the rag promoting this narrative should know better. They profit from conflict; don't waste your valuable time on their Drama of the Day.

A million "me too"s are meaningless without evidence. We do not owe it to anyone to just believe their words and allow public opinion to sway decisions that should be rooted in fact. Claims must be verifiable to have any credibility; there's nothing sexist about that at all and any group pretending that it is has an ulterior motive.

#MeToo, Kavanaugh; column 

@zlg @nev Man, why you gotta start off good and then veer off into BS like that?

Correlation does not equal causation but it sure nudges hard and says "look over there". I was skeptical of this sort of stuff too... and then my heckin' mother told me some *rather* disturbing stories. And my sister. And a girl I was dating. And others I trusted.

Claims have to be verified, but putting the SOLE burden of proof on the victim seems pretty unhelpful.

#MeToo, Kavanaugh; column 

@zlg @nev Put it this way. When your big sister, who can sure as heck take care of herself in life, comes to you and tells you about getting followed down the street by some creeper who kept trying to lay hands on her, are you still gonna say that's meaningless without evidence?

#MeToo, Kavanaugh; column 

@zlg @nev I don't want to live in a single accusation without support can torpedo my career forever. But I sure as fuck don't want to live in a world where cute black girls get groped on a bus and do nothing about it "'cause I didn't want to get hit".

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#MeToo, Kavanaugh; column 

@zlg @nev Or one where my mother, my sister, or my little baby cousin get fucking assaulted and then get told "oh well it's your word against theirs so we're just not even going to try to do anything about it, shrug" or "obviously you're saying that just 'cause you want attention".

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