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Y’all, it’s that time of year: LoveLife is starting their #40weeksofharassment campaign today in Charlotte, Greensboro, and in Raleigh.

Poll time: do I make another weekly update thread like last year?
Alright y’all. You win.

WELCOME TO WEEK ONE OF #40WEEKSOFHARASSENT! I’ll be your Sherpa of Shenanigans through this ordeal. Please keep all hands and feet inside the ride at all times. And don’t forget:
Off the bat, we have some developments from last year. The kickoff event today was not a permitted parade, and it was held primarily on the property next to the admin building.
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As the apologies roll in from Al Mohler and everyone else caught sweeping abuse allegations under the rug, let’s take a moment and remember *all* the survivors that spoke up bravely for years.
Every apology I have read thus far honors @R_Denhollander—and to be sure, Rachael deserves that honor. But let’s reflect on the fact that it took *Rachael Denhollander* to get these men and pastors to pay attention.
It took probably the most picture-perfect survivor—she’s homeschooled, conservative, evangelical, complementarian, white, married to a man, highly educated, and the owner of a massive (and absolutely deserved) platform because of her high-profile confrontation of Larry Nassar—
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Real talk: The moment ONE victim comes forward with a credible allegation that they have been sexually assaulted, an investigation must be opened into what happened. #FairfaxResign #BelieveSurvivors #MeToo
Appropriate measures must taken regarding the alleged perpetrator's behavior, including but not limited to suspension from job duties while the investigation is occurring. #FairfaxResign #BelieveSurvivors
Suspension is not a punitive measure. It is done to protect the public & ensure that the internal investigation doesn't get derailed by the accused who would still have access to files, computers, company cell phone, etc. that could hold evidence. #FairfaxResign #BelieveSurvivors
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Earlier today @ToddHaberkorn made a response to @jessiepridemore’s post regarding an incident with @vicmignogna. #kickvic
facebook.com/story.php?stor…
He decided to include me in this response so I wanted to help add to the narrative.
I was surprised that Todd decided to use her post about surviving an assault to all but say “it was me” to the other part of Jessie’s story around the unnamed VA in this post. You were not called out by name so you thought that jumping in and saying it you was a good idea?
To include my name and not others who were there that evening who are not heavily involved in the anime industry still is a calculated move. To share screenshots of a private conversation without asking permission is a calculated move.
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Dr. Christine Blasey Ford: My 2018 Heroine

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On September 27, 2018, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford raised her right hand, swore to tell the truth to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and changed history—especially of the #MeToo movement.

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#Sigma2018
While Brett Kavanaugh was ultimately confirmed to SCOTUS, Dr. Ford's testimony exampled that of a courageous survivor speaking truth to power on national television. This is how awareness is raised.

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#BelieveSurvivors
#Sigma2018
At first glance, Dr. Ford didn't appear to be courageous. In fact, she didn't believe herself to be. But as a fellow survivor, I know how much it takes to be fearful and to do what one thinks is right regardless. This IS courage.

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#BelieveSurvivors
#Sigma2018
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Why worry about the competition when they're hurting themselves?

Daniel Greenfield talks about a likely contender...

Good article by @Sultanknish (full text below) Enjoy this? RT it!
frontpagemag.com/point/272176/k…
'As Lena Dunham reminds us, it's easy to believe all women, until one of them accuses one of your male friends and allies.'
'During the Kavanaugh circus, Senator Kamala Harris was riding the Believe All Women express and tweeted, #BelieveSurvivors.

Now her faith, as Darth Vader would say, is lacking, after it emerged that one of her aides had been accused of sexual harassment.'
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The Media's Obsession With @MichaelAvenatti Has Gone Far Enough thefederalist.com/2018/11/15/the…
It is time for the media to have a serious reckoning about Michael Avenatti. The “Creepy Porn Lawyer” was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony domestic battery in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the news isn’t a huge surprise given his public track record.
Since becoming a household name in March, he has lied about potential evidence, manipulated his client’s statement, been accused of outright fraud, failed to pay millions in taxes, and was ordered to pay a $10 million judgement to a former associate.
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1/ TODAY'S TIDBITS
2018NOV06
MIDTERM ELECTION DAY

If you haven't already voted, go now!!! It matters!!!
2/ A consortium of law enforcement agencies arrested 75 yesterday in The Woodlands (TX), my home, for prostitution and human trafficking. Five trafficking victims were recovered, one of whom was a juvenile.
3/ Democrats in several states have been sending out mailers with a "score" showing how often the person votes and reminding them that this info is publicly available in an effort to shame them into voting. Voters who've been interviewed about it don't like it.
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Mueller accuses opponents of offering women money to make 'false claims' about him cnb.cx/2P0ZFPW
Special counsel Robert Mueller has referred to the FBI allegations that women were "offered money" to make "false claims" about him, a spokesman said Tuesday.
"When we learned last week of allegations that women were offered money to make false claims about the Special Counsel, we immediately referred the matter to the FBI for investigation." spokesman Peter Carr says.
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Minn. Dem. Chairman @KenMartin73: ‘I Don’t Believe’ Credible @KeithEllison Accuser nationalreview.com/news/minn-dem-…
We conducted an outside, independent investigation, and that investigation showed we could not substantiate her claim of domestic abuse. And so I do not believe her — I believe our investigation.”
So, Dems can decide not to #BelieveWomen after an investigation shows the claims can’t be substantiated. Where are all the liberal feminist #BelieveSurvivors Kavanaugh mobs?
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TONIGHT: Spend "60 minutes" phone banking to support Democratic House candidates in Swing Districts.

We'll watch the Presidential interview for you and update with the hashtag #TellEveryVoter because that's who we want to reach. Ready? swingleft.org/p/call-voters?…
.@60Minutes is on. Time to start dialing. Share your success stories with #TellEveryVoter swingleft.org/p/call-voters?…
Trump believes climate change will "go back," which is why his administration isn't doing anything about it and he doesn't trust scientists #TrumpIsLying #TellEveryVoter gothamist.com/2018/10/12/cli…
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There is an inherent conflict between #BelieveSurvivors & due process. I don’t know the exact right answer, but I do know that the WRONG answer is to shame survivors as Republicans are doing. And where, as here, the allegations are credible, it is shameful to conduct a sham...1/
... investigation, as Republicans also did. 2/
I hope I hit the right note in this post.I’ve been thinking about this for a while. 3/
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@JackPosobiec @Cernovich gentlemen, Mike Bloomberg is gearing up for a presidential run as a Democrat. Problem is, Mikey doesn’t #BelieveSurvivors.
Oh, my. Bloomberg once testified that he wouldn’t believe a rape accusation unless there was “proof... An unimpeachable third party witness.” He said his own “morals” would “require corroborating evidence.” What would Alyssa Milano say? #BelieveSurvivors villagevoice.com/2001/10/30/blo…
And Mike was a womanizer too. Oh, dear. Another NY Dem a la Spitzer, Weiner and Schneiderman? #MeToo nytimes.com/2001/06/11/nyr…
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1) Columbus Day 2018 is half time at the 2018 Mid-Term Bowl. The score is GOP 17 and Democrats 16. Let’s recap the first half.

#BlueWave #RedWave #2018MidTermElections

medium.com/@DBCopa/half-t…
2) Going into the game the Democrats were riding their #BlueWave of enthusiasm. They were so confident America was tired of all the lies and sordid behavior of Coach Trump that the Democrats could win the game easily.
3) They laughed at their good fortune every time a GOP player would pledge to work closely with their coach; such easy pickings.

#BlueWaveComing2018
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After Kevin Cramer characterized #MeToo as "victimization," I thought it'd be helpful to look into Kevin's backstory.

Turns out this is one of the least misogynistic things he's ever said.
Buckle up, North Dakota & meet your possible future Senator.

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#MondayMotivation
(2) Cramer made national news with his hot take on Kavanaugh.

“My point was that there was no type of intercourse or anything like that...that nothing happened in terms of a sexual … event, beyond, obviously, the attack... Even if it’s all true, does it disqualify him?"

Yikes.
(3) Because there was no penetration, Cramer argues, there was no assault. And really, who hasn't been drunk and tried to rape a woman. Am I right? 👀

This is a guy endorsed & supported by GW Bush and Trump because of course, he is.
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[THREAD] Kavanaugh’s confirmation today is just 1 part of Republicans’ decades-long campaign to subvert our democracy. They put their relentless pursuit of a Supreme Court controlled by radical right-wingers ahead of brave women who have told their stories. #KavanaughConfirmation
By taking extreme personal risk, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford & sexual assault survivors galvanized this process. Disturbing and credible allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were brought to light by several courageous women. None of it mattered to Republicans. #KavanaughConfirmation
Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath. He should be disbarred and investigated, not elevated to the Supreme Court. He has the lowest approval rating of a SCOTUS nominee since Robert Bork.
#KavanaughConfirmation
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1/ We’ve spent months on the front lines fighting this nomination. From mobilizing for rallies, sharing stories of survival & making thousands on thousands of calls to senators—including 15,000 @HRC members today.

We’ve left nothing on the field in the fight to #StopKavanaugh.
2/ And we have done that because the stakes of this nomination—for LGBTQ people, for women, for people of color, for survivors of sexual assault—could not be any higher. Across the country, we have turned out to say we #BelieveSurvivors and we must #StopKavanaugh.
3/ Unfortunately @SenatorCollins, @Sen_JoeManchin and others in the U.S. Senate made clear today that they will nevertheless back this dangerous, unqualified nominee. This is a slap in the face to Americans everywhere. #StopKavanaugh
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Thought he’d just focus on Kavanaugh. Instead he gave best response on rape culture I’ve ever heard from a man!
I aspire to be this reflective. Damn!
#CancelKavanaugh #StopKanavaugh
The man in the video is @Mysonne and he was arrested about an 1.5 hours after this interview along with 14 other men blocking the road in protest. #CancelKavanaugh #StopKanavaugh #BelieveSurvivors
“We are not going back into the caves...” #StopKavanaugh #CancelKanavaugh
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I usually don’t want live hearings and instead read the synopsis later. I have an anxiety disorder and I’ve found this helps manage it. But last week I stayed home and watched every second of Dr Ford and Kavanaugh. I still haven’t recovered #StopKavanaugh #BelieveSurvivors /1
I wanted to bear witness to Dr Ford’s story. Part of me believed that all the women watching could collectively send support her way. Dr Ford was brave and patriotic and I’m deeply grateful she opened her trauma to try and save us #BelieveSurvivors #StopKavanaugh /2
I watched the gaslighting of the fake politeness of the prosecutor and GOP senators claiming they believed Dr Ford and thanking her for her testimony. But it was Kavanaugh’s testimony that I can’t shake #StopKavanaugh #BelieveSurvivors /3
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If you're unable to watch what's happening on the floor, I'm gonna be updating this thread with the latest the best I can.

Just now:

Sen Grassley sd Dems doctored a video of Kavanaugh saying B.C was "abortion inducing drugs".

#VoteNo #StopKavanaugh #CancelKavanaugh
Sen Grassley:

The democrats had "one last card" to play with regard to Dr. Ford. Suggesting they sat on the allegations merely as a ploy.

People should see this for what it is- political play.
Lawd have mercy.

I just took my anxiety medication and bloop pressure pills. 😄😄

Grassley is on my fucking nerves. He is lying and lying and lying about the same stuff they've lied abt for a month.
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Conservative Women Will Make Dems Pay For Kavanaugh In November thefederalist.com/2018/10/04/con…
Democrats assumed Republican women would play into their identity politics instead of seeking truth, and that assumption is blowing up in their faces.
Many conservative women see an eminently qualified Supreme Court nominee standing his ground, while duly elected members of the Senate attempt to destroy his life and prevent him from serving on the nation’s highest court.
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We were planning to shut down the Capitol Building but the authorities were so scared of this #WomensWave that they shut it down for us.

1000+ women, survivors, and allies have gathered in the Hart Senate Building.
Every hallway. Every floor.

#CancelKanavaugh #BelieveSurvivors
The entire building is echoing with chants of “BELIEVE SURVIVORS”
We believe ALL survivors.

#BelieveSurvivors #CancelKavanaugh
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Kelleyanne Conway can be a survivor AND have the world's worst take on it.

You can support her, have empathy AND not buy into the BS take.
If some person or faction has an agenda? Debate on whether or not to believe her is part of the trick. It's the perfect trap if you can’t see it.
The timing of this COULD be designed to change the narrative by confusing the issue.

Or it could be organic.

Both are moot.
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My (probably unpopular) take on #SNL's #KavanaughHearing skit:

I understand that it's important to take a break from all the despair. I understand that comedy can serve as a much needed pressure release valve. Certainly I make jokes. I laugh at other's jokes and 1/
often feel a sense of community because of it. Less alone in seeing the absurdity - the frustrating, rage-inducing absurdity of where we are.

Having said that, I didn't laugh at #MattDamon's impression. Not because Damon has made some really telling and shitty comments 2/
about #MeToo (although the idea that doing this send up might rehabilitate his rep better than any lukewarm apology is insult to injury). But because I couldn't help but imagine how #DrFord would react to it. Beyond that and more importantly from a societal perspective, 3/
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