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"White liberal women want to save Muslim women and white conservative women want to feel superior to Muslim women and so refuse to see anything in their beliefs that consigns them to the subservience & submission they think Muslim women must live with." feministgiant.substack.com/p/if-amy-coney…
Liberal or conservative, white women in the U.S. are more obsessed with Muslim women and whatever they think is oppressing Muslim women than they are at recognizing their own oppressions.
So successful has white supremacist patriarchy been at convincing white women that they’re lucky to live in the U.S. and not Saudi Arabia or Iran, that so many white women did not pay enough attention to the theocracy that white supremacy was building right here at home.
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MAJEUR. La cour d'appel du 3e circuit à l'unanimité des 3 juges (2 nommés par Bush Jr, 1 par #Trump qui doivent eux aussi appartenir à 1 complot gauchiste😉...)rejette l'appel de la campagne du président sortant en #Pennsylvanie. Car il n'a aucun fondement.
2) Le pire pour #Trump est que l'opinion unanime de la cour d'appel fédérale du 3e circuit contre sa campagne a été rédigée par le juge #Bibas qu'il a nommé lui-même. Humiliation supplémentaire...
3) Et quand on parle d'humiliation juridique, le juge Bibas, nommé juge fédéral de cour d'appel par Trump, donateur du parti républicain et membre de la Federalist Society depuis la fac, écrit noir sur blanc: "Les requêtes de la campagne #Trump 'n'ont aucun fondement."
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Trump has pushed the bar so low - has smashed it to pieces - that many will be tempted to celebrate Biden’s cabinet nominees simply for “back to business.” That should never be enough. Coming soon: my feminist analysis of his picks. Sign up 👉🏽feministgiant.substack.com/p/coming-soon
It is not enough to have historic “firsts” and, for those of us who are not white, it is not enough to have people who look like us in positions of power.

Always ask what they’re going to do with that power and will they uphold nor dismantle patriarchy & existing oppressions.
I wrote this not just because she was nominated by Trump but because #AmyConeyBarrett is a mediocre judge and dangerous zealot. She is a Five-Star General of the Patriarchy.

I will bring as tough a critique to Biden’s nominees.

feministgiant.substack.com/p/if-amy-coney…
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At her confirmation, #AmyConeyBarrett said the #ACA SCOTUS case is about severability.

That assumes the individual mandate is unconstitutional, and the question before the court is: 𝘾𝙖𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝘾𝘼 𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙?

The data shows it can... 1/9
2/ The individual mandate 𝗵𝗮𝗱 been seen as essential to the ACA’s individual market. The thought 𝗵𝗮𝗱 been, if people with #PreexistingConditons can get coverage, people would wait 'til they got sick to get insurance. This would drive up premiums and lead to a "death spiral"
3/ As anyone who has read the ACA knows, it’s a big piece of legislation. There’s a lot that has nothing to do with the individual mandate. Like calorie labeling, biosimilar approval, closing the Medicare donut hole. There was never a risk of a death spiral in Medicaid expansion.
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The re-election of Susan Collins and Lindsey Graham to the Senate, and this 👇🏽(h/t @rerutled) is a further reminder of what is at stake post #Election2020
- Whose America is this?
- Who is it for? A tweet by Kevin McCarthy the House Minority Leader that say
With a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives, a Senate that looks like it will continue to have a GOP majority and the GOP also making strides in the House - all during after Pres. Grab Them By The Pussy, pandemic, massive unemployment levels, BLM uprising: what the fuck.
An estimated 68 million American voters chose fascism.

That so many Americans voted for Trump is an indictment of America and a reminder the fuckery of this moment and the magnitude of the work ahead.

#Election2020
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If you are looking for words to express the centrality of white women to the white supremacist patriarchal enterprise in the United States, FEMINIST GIANT has a few essays for you:

#AmyConeyBarrett: Patriarchy Promotes a Five-Star General feministgiant.substack.com/p/essay-the-ju…
Dear 8th Grader: For white girls being groomed to be Footsoldiers of the Patriarchy

feministgiant.substack.com/p/letter-dear-…
On white women too busy feeling superior to Muslim women to see their own recruitment as Footsoldiers of the Patriarchy:

If Amy Coney Barrett was a Muslim feministgiant.substack.com/p/if-amy-coney…
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As an ER doc for 20 years, I have only ever wanted my patients to get the care they need. Like many, I have been critical of @realDonaldTrump’s lack of a plan to control #COVID19 & his desire to eliminate health insurance for 25 million. Here’s why I voted *for* @joebiden: (1/11)
It’s not just that he isn’t Trump, although I can’t think of anyone worse that could be President in this moment. Not being Trump isn’t enough to stand in line for hours in a mask just to vote. Biden may be especially suited to lead us out of the darkness at this time. (2/11)
Biden is an institutionalist. He believes in the power of government to makes peoples’ lives better. Government is not everything, but through good governance, it can make a meaningful difference in the lives of everyday Americans. This is especially true of healthcare. (3/11)
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White American men saying out loud that they force their wives to vote the way they want them to. The one on the right has 10k followers. A tweet: A friendly reminder - Brothers, a friendly reminderTweet: “So, Michael, who are we voting for and why?”  I
One hundred years after white American women got the right to vote thanks to the 19th amendment, there are still some white American men boasting that they force their wives to vote the way they want them to?
“Benevolent patriarchy” is patriarchy. Authors of the book, “Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gender and Race in the 2016 US Presidential Election,” found that GOP women were just fine & benefited thank you from what those same women claim is oppression when it comes to Muslim women.
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Whenever I see #Antifa trending (especially when driven by inauthentic troll network activity), I’m reminded again of how #fascism operates. It requires the conjuring of both enemies & scapegoats. It’s worth revisiting different works on fascism. Like #Yale prof @jasonintrator.
(Full interview here: vox.com/2018/9/19/1784…).
Trump & #GOP use of manufactured enemies, is such a thoroughly predictable aspect of practicing #fascism, that it’s almost cartoon-like at this point. Something cult members fall for, while everyone else stares in disbelief.
Umberto Eco in his famous 1995 essay, “Ur-Fascism”, (web.archive.org/web/2017013115…)
talks about how social & economic frustration makes fertile ground for fascist movements & susceptibility to fascist rhetoric & techniques. #Election2020
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FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter is TWO MONTHS old today! Thank you all who have signed up.

The newsletters is free because I want it to be accessible to all, esp now with funds limited for so many. If you can pay, it helps keep it free. Sign up!
Four of my essays for FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter are making the rounds this morning:

Macho Man on the homoeroticism of fascism
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“I want every young woman to know there’s a place for you in America if you are pro-life, if you embrace your religion, and you follow traditional family structure.”

Let’s be clear: Lindsey Graham & GOP want cis white women to have more white babies
Graham is the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee & wants white women to be like #AmyConeyBarrett. Another senator on the committee wanted to know - during Barrett’s confirmation hearing - who did the laundry in her house. Babies and laundry
Wealthy, white, cis(het), able-bodied Christian men completed conservative domination of #SCOTUS w/ confirmation of an obedient white, cishet, Christian extremist mother.

White supremacist patriarchy raises its girls well. feministgiant.substack.com/p/essay-the-ju…
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“I want every young woman to know there’s a place for you in America if you are pro-life, if you embrace your religion, and you follow traditional family structure.” Let’s be clear: Graham & GOP want white women to have more white babies lgbtqnation.com/2020/10/lindse… h/t @graygoogirl
Lindsey Graham said the above after he described what he likes about #AmyConeyBarrett: She is Patriarchy’s Five-Star General as I explain here feministgiant.substack.com/p/essay-the-ju…
What better way to fuck over everyone who’s not a wealthy, white, cishet, able-bodied Christian man than by completing conservative domination of SCOTUS w/ confirmation of an obedient white, cishet, Christian extremist mother? 
White supremacist patriarchy raises its girls well.
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Everyone knows how #SkullAndBones requires an admission of sin as part of their initiation process. But do you know the other side of the financial politicking going on in DC? The same old game. You want this deal? Do X blackmail. Screw a hooker...do drugs...fly #LolitaExpress
The reason @TheDemocrats constantly lose is @realDonaldTrump, being outside that sphere of influence, causes them to try to make blackmail on the fly, dig for any dirt on him they might could use or make up to sully his reputation. Same for #Kavanaugh and #AmyConeyBarrett. @POTUS
Has surrounded himself with outside people wherever necessary to operate outside this deep and pervasive cultish system of power. Those who believe the dribble spewed by the #MSM and #Democrats are tier 1 cult members. The media tier 2, politicians tier 3, business elite tier 4.
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#AmyConeyBarrett is now #JusticeAmyConeyBarrett 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🗳🗳🗳🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
“Hell No” that’s the Senate Democrats over the ACB confirmation vote that’s @maziehirono on the floor #OctoberSurprise
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MY 2020 VOTE -> THE GREEN PARTY

I'm in a deep blue state.

I choose @HowieHawkins and @AngelaNWalker.

I respect leftists & progressives, particularly in swing states, who have decided to strategically vote for Biden.

Either way, we must #vote AGAINST Trump and his goons.
WHY I'M VOTING GREEN

The past few years have been a very public soul-searching process for me. I've become radicalized by the realities around me and I've returned to my anti-establishment roots from the Bush era. The system is deeply corrupt. I will not uphold it one more day.
WHY I'M VOTING GREEN (cont.)

I've given 20 years of my life to fighting the GOP. I quit the Democratic Party this year because the leadership has enabled & empowered Trump. Just like they coddled war criminal Bush. Schumer fast-tracked Trump's judges. Pelosi funded his abuses.
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#AmyConeyBarrett is a mediocre judge who was elevated because she’s a white mother of school-aged children who will do white supremacist patriarchy’s bidding in a country that hates mothers and their school-aged children who are not white feministgiant.substack.com/p/essay-the-ju…
How hypocritical that in the middle of a pandemic, the administration that’s done so little for mothers of school-aged children, esp Black & women of colour, who are being pumelled by triple work loads, demands that we celebrate a privileged white mother of school-aged children.
How cruel - the ultimate adjective of the Trump era - that the administration that insists we celebrate that Barrett is a mother of school-aged children is the same admin that has ripped apart migrant mothers from their school-aged children in concentration camps at the border.
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THREAD, PLEASE READ:
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A friendly reminder before voting ....

People with vaginas: "Can I have birth control?"

Republican Party: "No."

People with vaginas: "I couldn't get birth control so I got pregnant. Can I have an abortion?"

Republican Party: "No."
2/ People with vaginas: "You prevented me from having an abortion so I'm carrying the fetus, but my employer won't provide reasonable accommodations and is threatening to fire me. Would you please pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?"

Republican Party: "No"
3/ Ppl w vaginas: "I had the baby, but I'm out of work. Can I have WIC & food stamps until I get back on my feet?"

Republican Party: "No."

Ppl w vaginas: "I found a job, but it doesn't offer me insurance. Can I have government guaranteed insurance?"

Republican Party: "No."
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La juge #AmyConeyBarrett confirmée par le Sénat 52-48 devient la nouvelle juge (justice) de la #CourSuprême. La 3e nommée par #Trump. Mais SURTOUT la 1ère depuis 1869 à être confirmée sans AUCUNE voix du parti minoritaire au Sénat. Pays coupé en 2. washingtonpost.com/politics/court…
2) C'est 1 triomphe politique pour #Trump qui a pu le savourer lors de la prestation de serment sous ses yeux de #AmyConeyBarrett par le juge le plus conservateur de la #CourSuprême, Clarence Thomas, dont la femme Ginni est 1 lobbyiste catholique fondamentaliste bien connue...
3)...avec cette nomination de #AmyConeyBarrett à la #CourSuprême, la droite chrétienne fondamentaliste et les conservateurs sociaux obtiennent ce qu'ils voulaient depuis 30 ans: 1 majorité de 6 juges contre 3 dont 5 conservateurs sûrs et non 5 contre 4 avec 1 possible vote pivot.
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I do not support a woman merely because she is a woman. Let tonight be a reminder why.

Does she uphold or work against patriarchy? This woman is a dangerous religious extremist. A Five-Star General of the Footsoldiers of the Patriarchy #AmyConeyBarrett feministgiant.substack.com/p/if-amy-coney… Amy Coney Barrett seem from the chest up at a microphone sta
Let this be a reminder to anyone who writes to me demanding I support another woman because “feminism is about women choosing xyz.”

Feminism is the destruction of patriarchy. I do not support a woman who has benefitted from feminism only to now work to cut feminism at its knees.
Essay coming Tuesday morning on FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter:

Global feminist resistance to patriarchal fuckery by @monaeltahawy feministgiant.substack.com/p/coming-soon?…
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So, with a South Lawn Ceremony for the swearing in of #AmyConeyBarrett, a few thoughts on how we got here...here being a point where 6 members of the Supreme Court have a generally reliable commitment to an originalist theory of constitutional interpretation.
Obviously, this political/legal development is inseparable from some of the most divisive moments in our recent political history.

But I'm going to do my best to play this straight.
During the #ACB hearing at Senate Judiciary, Senator Durbin lamented a loss of Senate comity that allowed for the near unanimous (and unfilibustered) confirmations of Justice Scalia and Justice Ginsburg.
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As they confirm the antithesis of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s legacy and most importantly, against her dying wish,

Following is a thread of a brief list & the letters of notable Civil and Human Rights groups and organizations who have rejected #SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

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Notable groups and organizations who have rejected #SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett cont.

Over 100 Notre Dame faculty
1500 Rhodes College Alumni
11,560 members of her sorority, Kappa Delta
ACLU
NAACP
Catholic Lobby
PFLAG National
Catholics for Choice
NARAL Pro-Choice America
3/17
Notable groups and organizations who have rejected #SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett cont.

Moms Demand Action / Everytown
National Black Justice Coalition
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF)
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Advocates for Youth
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Amy Coney Barrett will be confirmed to the US Supreme Court on Monday, unless something outrageous happens to stop it.

With her confirmation, the US is on the threshold of a theocracy that conservatives have worked for since the 1970s feministgiant.substack.com/p/if-amy-coney… #AmyConeyBarrett
I moved to the U.S. in 2000. I’ve learned that many white Americans have a delusional amount of confidence in govt & its institutions. They’re childishly naive in believing that institutions will save them from state power, which they think will work for rather than hurt them.
That stubborn belief in U.S. exceptionalism undergirds the refusal to see the fascism that Trump brought. Black, Indigenuous, and people of colour have no such delusions. They do not expect institutions to protect them because they are so often hurt by those institutions.
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Le Sénat a clos les débats sur la nomination d'#AmyConeyBarrett. 51-48. Les sénatrices républicaines Collins et Murkowski ont voté avec les démocrates (où il y a 1 abstention). Mais Murkowski votera demain POUR la confirmation de Barrett à la #CourSuprême.
Victoire pour #Trump.
2) Et quand je dis victoire pour #Trump, #AmyConeyBarrett sera donc confirmée par le Sénat républicain demain soir, et devrait prêter serment dès mardi (ou mercredi) comme juge à vie à la #CourSuprême. Or, devinez quoi...
3) Les républicains de #Trump ont fait appel à la #CourSuprême de son refus d'accorder 1 recours suspensif de l'extension de délai de réception des bulletins par correspondance en #Pennsylvanie. Or, ce refus ne tenait qu'à l'égalité 4-4 que vient achever l'arrivée de #Barrett...
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RANT - THE ESTABLISHMENT WINS

2020 is going to be a resounding victory for the Democratic establishment.

Donald Trump would lose to a rusty trash can, but when Biden wins, Dem leaders will claim that shunning the left and embracing Bush-era war criminals is what did it.
THE ESTABLISHMENT WINS

Under the "existential threat" umbrella, Dems convinced high-profile leaders on the left to get in line.

And egregiously, they did that while Pelosi and crew funded Trump's abuses and refused to exercise an iota of power to hold his thugs accountable.
THE ESTABLISHMENT WINS

The result will be a Dem leadership that treats GOP operatives like heroes and leftists like dirt.

And Trump will have locked in the judiciary for a generation, with the help of Dems who folded like a house of cards, most recently on #AmyConeyBarrett.
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