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Let's talk about sex, #Kavanaugh & Venn diagram overlap of male entitlement.

I've written a lot about sex in various contexts. In the late 80s/early 90s I also gave safe sex workshops back when folks my age were dying 24/7 from #AIDS. My 1st book was on juvenile prostitution.
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Most of us know consensual and non-consensual sex differ. The entirety of #Kavanaugh's defense and his defenders' outrage is predicated on the presumption that no teenaged boy knows what consent is.

THEY. KNOW.

Some, like their adult counterparts, don't care.

This is key.
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Since #MeToo we've seen egregious serial rapists like #BillCosby and #HarveyWeinstein exposed & attempts made to prosecute them.

But there are "lesser" sexual assaults we've given a lighter hand to: Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Louis CK--too many to list.
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THREAD: WALK OUT, DEMOCRATS.

Dems should refuse to participate in what they've called "sham" #KavanaughHearings. They should release a joint statement that if #MerrickGarland was blocked FOR NO REASON, the #lodestar insurrection bars Trump from making lifetime appointments.
Yes, @KamalaHarris asked good questions. But that only sets up the narrative that #Kavanaugh was confirmed "despite a tough nomination process." He's being legitimized by this process. The GOP is pushing him through no matter what Dems do, so TAKE A STAND. Refuse to play along.
#TakeAKnee is a symbolic gesture, but an important one. #DemWalkout would be equally extraordinary. It would leave a permanent stain of illegitimacy on #Kavanaugh. Trump could be found guilty of obstruction, why are Dems participating in a hearing that could seat his defender?
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A day away from Twitter to face down #cancer drama with medical folks.
Then dealing with the financial devastation wrought by this administration on sick people with a social worker assigned to me via my health insurance.

I am so angry, it's palpable.
Trump is a monster.
I know we're all supposed to be drinking the #civility KoolAid--but I am so angry with the folks who put us here.

I guess that civility mantra is easier if you have money and aren't sick/#disabled.

Oh-my-G*d am I angry.
I'm angry for everyone--even the smug 3rd party purists still trying to keep us from winning back the House & Senate because something something privileged bs.

LOOK AT THESE #SCOTUS RULINGS!

Look at just 600 days of Trump.

Do NOT demand #civility of me.

I don't want to die.
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For 3yrs #SCOTUS was my beat.
It taught me so much--like that you vote as if SCOTUS depends on it.
So all you "couldn't vote for Hillary" folks?
Thanks for today's decision by #NeilGorsuch.
YOU gave us that.
And him for the next FORTY FREAKING YEARS.
Explain it to your kids.
Excellent explanation of how #NeilGorsuch just screwed every worker in America courtesy of Trump/Stein/Johnson voters.

You wanted it, you got it.

Neil Gorsuch just demolished labor rights
slate.com/news-and-polit…
Honestly, America, are you EVER going to get smarter?
The president lasts for eight years max.
The #SCOTUS is forever.
Voting for the wrong SCOTUS is like getting the name of your 5th grade sweetie tattooed across your face 100 times at 10.
The impact is phenomenal and lasting.
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Also, that narrative was set by white male writers who are well-paid and do not face strictures women, POC and others who Trump has targeted face.

If @HillaryClinton were POTUS, I could have just fought #cancer. Instead I've been threatened with losing #ACA daily.
If you're claiming Trump wasn't that bad in 2017, you missed #NeilGorsuch--the youngest #SCOTUS justice who'll be on the court for 40yrs if he stays to be #RuthBaderGinsburg's age--being ensconced in a stolen seat instead of one of the women or POC on @HillaryClinton's list.
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If you're claiming Trump didn't do that much damage, you don't know any women who use birth control, who might be raped, who might want to have a baby or not, who might have been sexually assaulted on campus or at work.

Trump made the lives of all these women much harder.
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