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OMG.
How is this not disqualifying on its face?
Eastland never called #Biden "boy" because he wasn't black. I guarantee you he called black men "boy" and worse.
Why are we on a nostalgia tour of the Jim Crow era with Biden?
This is as terrible as #Biden's stance on abortion, his assurances that Pence and Cheney are actually really nice guys and that #AnitaHill should just get over herself already.
My parents--Biden's generation-- were Civil Rights workers. Talmadge and Eastland who #Biden invoked with fondness tonight, were notorious. These were not names to drop with nostalgia. These men were purveyors of white supremacy. They were no different than Trump. Just smarter.
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TWENTY EIGHT YEARS of #ClarenceThomas (mis)interpreting the Constitution to enforce an extremist right wing POV on the American legal system. If #JoeBiden had allowed witnesses for #AnitaHill to speak, instead of making a deal with the GOP, Thomas might never have been confirmed.
Let's not forget how #ClarenceThomas got on the Supreme Court.

Did #JoeBiden Forget He Was There for the #AnitaHill Testimony?
thecut.com/2019/03/joe-bi…
And the details of how Biden got to the Anita Hill moment is here in this brilliant long read by @rtraister.

Joe Biden Isn’t the Answer
thecut.com/2019/03/joe-bi…
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#BernieSanders draws sharp contrasts with #JoeBiden on voting records on trade, Iraq War, more.
Bet Sanders is glad he was in the House during #AnitaHill, though... cnn.com/2019/04/29/pol…
The one really irksome quote from Sanders in this interview--because he's right about pretty much everything he says here--is that he wants an "issue-oriented campaign" &"no personal attacks." Sanders personally attacked Hillary in 2016 & he has personally attacked Democrats now.
But these issues #Sanders raises do matter to millions of voters, particularly the more progressive Democrats and Independents. #Biden will have to address these issues if he ever decides to campaign anywhere where it's not just other older white men in the crowd like Pittsburgh.
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#BREAKING
And then there were a bazillion.
#JoeBiden is running. As he does every few decades. He's announcing next week AFTER everyone does the @CNN debate/town hall event, because how better to diminish everyone else's hard-earned press with your own?
theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
As @IsaacDovere notes: "[Biden’s] decided he isn’t too old, isn’t too out of sync with the current energy in the Democratic Party, and certainly wasn’t going to be chased out by the women who accused him of making them feel uncomfortable or demeaned because of he’d touched them."
Now that Biden is in, he'll have to actually present a platform. Joking about sexual harassment isn't one, nor is complaining #AnitaHill should just get over herself, nor is "I was Obama's VP!"
The question is, who's Biden's base? Not millennials, not Gen Xers.
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I went to bed feeling betrayed--perhaps even enraged. I woke up, still feeling betrayed--but resolved. I still believe #AnitaHill. I still believe #ChristineBlaseyFord I still believe #survivors #women They have knocked us down, but not out. I still believe in the power of us.
Our perpetrators tried to stifle our voices too--and, WE ARE NOT GOING BACK. We will not be silenced or moved. Today, survivors will keep organizing, sharing our painful and hard truths until the very last hour, and then we'll take our fight to the ballot box.
Survivors matter and we do vote--and run for office too! We have been ignored, but not silenced #midterms A vote to support #Kavanaugh confirms more than one man, to the highest court in the land, you are also confirming #privilege #entitlement #injustice
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#AnitaHill women have increased in workplaces. But rules still haven't changed to reflect that.

Mentions Lily Ledbetter case and #NotoriousRBG role. Men on SCOTUS understand how Ledbetter didn't know shr was paid less and why Ledbetter didn't raise issue earlier.
#GraceHopper
#AnitaHill : RBG influenced Congress by focusing on human element. We have to focus on human element to get laws changed.

Focus on how value comes from workers, not arbitrary stock or other values.

And yes RBG is #NotoriousRBG
@aminatou
Keeping workers safe and thriving is important. Public sector not leading ethically and so corporations can.

500 corporations have made pledges to do work around diversity, sex harassment, and some are doing it.
#AnitaHill #GraceHopper #gracehopper2018
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Watching #AnitaHill speak at #GraceHopper celebration. You can live stream you go to their site.

Needed this community, this speaker, after witnessing questioning of Dr Ford and Kavanaugh.
no female up for supreme court justice would be able to be vulnerable in the same way" -talking about Judge Kavanaugh being able to cry and be angry in a way we would never allow a woman up for the job. #gracehopper2018 #GHC18 #GHC #AnitaHill #Keynote
Women need to have authenticity (emotions, personality) in how we do our work, and we are in a system that does not allow us to have it, but does for men. -#AnitaHill #gracehopper2018 #Ghc #GHC18
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1. Woke up 3hrs too early, queasy and stressed. 2mins from now, we will likely be witness to a national misogynistic sham so deep and so blatant as to prove once and for all that the powerbrokers of US government do not believe women are human. #Kavanaugh #BelieveSurvivors #RAGE
2. I'll prob livetweet #Kavanaugh hearing, but I feel physically ill over how they've stacked the deck against #ChristinaBlaseyFord, ignored #JulieSwetnick's gang rape allegations, demonized #DeborahRamirez. How many more rapes will happen bec Trump &GOP brand claim women liars.
3. 0 reason other than corruption, misogyny, and partisanship for having no witnesses, no FBI investigation. Yet hypocrite Grassley, opens saying he wants a "Safe, comfortable, and dignified" hearing and a "show of civility"--then immediately misrepresents the issues. #Kavanaugh
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I'm a sociologist who studies adolescent sexual violence. On this thread, I will be live tweeting the #Kavanaugh hearing, chiming in with sociological insights and research findings.
Full disclosure--I will probably step away for parts of it. While many conservatives have cast feminists as people who rejoice at allegations of sexual assault against powerful men, this is a painful process for us. We know survivors. We are survivors. And I will need breaks.
It does not bode well that the beginning of this hearing is starting with equating #Kavanaugh and #Ford's experiences with harassment following Dr. Ford's allegations. They are absolutely not the same.
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1/ I’ve been pondering why (on earth) #DrChristineBlaseyFord would prefer to be asked questions directly from senators.

I now think the answer is quite straightforward, self-aware & brilliant.
2/ The only thing that can be shown in a hearing without an investigation is credibility.

If an outside party, male or female, lawyer or staffer, leads the questioning—

@GOP senators can (& likely would) say that their questions were not asked or answered appropriately.
3/ A 3rd-party allows Senators to discredit #DrBlasey indirectly

It would give them a free pass to dismiss her testimony

While claiming that they did the right
thing by allowing (😤) her to speak to a 3rd party instead
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1/ #LiberalHypocrisy
#Q: What evidence is there that #ChristineBlaseyFord's accusations against #JudgeKavanaugh are purely political in nature? Let me start the list:
1. She claimed not to be politically motivated, yet she only provided her letter to #Democrats.
2. #DianeFeinstein, who received the original letter with the claims by #ChristineBlaseyFord, has refused to release the complete, unredacted letter.
3. #ChristineBlaseyFord claimed to want to desire anonymity..so how did a story (given only to the #Left) get leaked to the press?
4. #ChristineBlaseyFord claimed to want to remain anonymous...so why did she pay for a polygraph test long before this went public?
5. #ChristineBlaseyFord claims that there were two men in the room during the attack...so why did earlier versions have four men in the room?
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⚖️ 1. Let’s just get some FACTS straight about Kavanaugh because @SenFeinstein @SenWhitehouse @KamalaHarris @CoryBooker @SenatorLeahy @maziehirono @SenBlumenthal @amyklobuchar have been working overtime to lie

📌 @ChuckGrassley says allegations deserve serious attention.
2. 📌@SenFeinstein has refused to provide the Committee with the original letter even the @FBI copy provided is redacted #ConfirmKavanaugh
3. 📌@ChuckGrassley has offered FIVE different options for #ChristineBlaseyFord to testify including having his staff fly to California or wherever else she would like. @CNN @maddow @MSNBC
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Let’s be clear. The .@FBI is already conducting #BrettKavanuagh background check. Same for all Supreme Court nominees. #ChristineBlaseyFord is simply asking that they include her claim in their normal course of work, so that the facts that Kavanaugh is judged by are confirmed. 1/
27 years ago the White House ordered the FBI to investigate #AnitaHill’s claim against @JusticeThomas67. This is #BASIC. The investigation was complete within 3 days. 2/
GOP is saying #ChristineBlaseyFord “is in no position” to dictate parameters of her testimony. #NO! 37 yrs ago Blasey Ford was #innoposition to control her attackers. Today she is standing in her power. She is demanding basic respect. #FACTSFIRSTTHENHEARING #dealwithit #SCOTUS 3/
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Dear @SenatorCollins - I'll tell you why I waited to report a coworker who touched me inappropriately, and why reports of harassment and assault can have "odd timing". 1/12 #MeToo #Kavanaugh
At an event for a coworker who was leaving the company, I was chatting with a married male coworker. Suddenly his hand was up the back of my blouse, almost touching my bra.

I froze in shock for a second, then backed away, stammering "What are you doing?" 2/12 #TuesdayThoughts
He smiled and said "nothing". I walked away and joined some other coworkers. He stayed away from me after that.

I told my boyfriend about it, but decided not to report to HR for several reasons. 3/12 #RoyMoore
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Differences between #AnitaHill and #CavanaghHearings.

‘91 Almost ALL white dude staffers behind a ALL STRAIGHT WHITE MALE SENATORS on judiciary committee.

‘18 Half/same old gang of straight white male rape enabler @GOPs vs @Dem’s diversity , and a stfu old @Vp.

#Kavanagh
‘99 Thurmond, 1948 “States rights” party white supremacist nominee for president, 51 years later he’s grabbing my breast.

‘18 Orrin Hatch, Still So 😡 Mormon chicks don’t blow and black Women don’t sit still for berating on CSPAN.

#AnitaHill #Kavanaugh
Youngs need to be told Biden got a big shiny rehab by Barack.

He was VILE to Anita Hill in front of her 80 year old BLACK country church proper one generation removed from SLAVERY parents. It was vile.
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.@msnbc just played Senator Strom Thurmond defending Clarence Thomas in 1991.

Senator Strom Thurmond grabbed my breast during a photo op 7 yrs later in 1998.
Rape apologists love to try to intimidate survivors. #KavanaughConfirmation
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The @WSJ editorial board just dropped Tuesday's editorial.
It is searing.
They describe #ChristineBlaseyFord's discussion of the #Kavanaugh assault as "an effort to save a failing marriage."
It does not get better after that.

The #MeToo Kavanaugh Ambush wsj.com/articles/the-m…
.@WSJ asserts #AnitaHill was a liar, for good measure:

"If Republicans panic now their own voters will rightly be furious. They would be letting Democrats get away with the same dirty trick they tried and failed to pull off against #ClarenceThomas."
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That @WSJ is defending #KKavanaugh is no surprise;they're the nation's foremost white male bastion of late 19th c conservativism that recognizes few women or POC as worthy of discourse or inclusion. But dismissing Ford as a partisan"coaxed"to wound spotless Kavanaugh is false.
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Here we go again! Make it stop! Republicans should all lock rank behind #BrettKavanaugh and confirm him. So tired of the antics of the Democrats, Never Trumpers and MSM. What about #KeithEllison? Stop being selective in who you dish the dirt on. Foot! #ChristineBlaseyFord
#ChristineBlaseyFord is the white version of the '91 version of #AnitaHill. They both claim to be harmed many years after an alleged incident happened. They also claim they want to be anonymous yet always manage to step into the spotlight and find a voice. #VoteRedToSaveAmerica
Why are these people able to get away with destroying the lives of others simply because they are miserable? Anita wasn't a good woman then and she isn't now. I always felt she actively participated in whatever it is she accused Justice Thomas of. This charade must not continue!
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Dear not alive during #AnitaHill:

Those hearings terrorized us as we sat transfixed, knowing for a fact we would not be believed

or given a fair chance to tell our stories of rape and harassment

In America or in front of the United States Senate.

#NoBiden
#metoo
#KavanaughConfirmation and his fascist Theocrat cronies Grassley and Orrin Hatch simply following the crucifixion of Anita Hill model of Trotting out dude after dude who told us that Clarence Thomas “wasn’t” a porn addicted rapist. #longDongSilver
During the Anita Hill hearings a sharp line emerged between women who had been raped and harassed

and those who hadn’t yet reconciled and named their experiences.

Women in denial called Anita a bitch.

The rest of us wore buttons

because her story was our story.
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