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John Warner @biblioracle
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There's a lot to respond to in this Meghan Daum essay on "toxic femininity" but this passage brings up something that's been bugging me ever since the Kavanaugh hearings.…
Essentially, this frames it as though Kavanaugh is entitled to the SC seat as long as there's a failure to prove beyond doubt that he assaulted Christine Blasey Ford. This is totally backwards. For that job, he should be able to prove beyond a doubt that he DIDN'T assault anyone.
Of course we cannot settle the ultimate truth of what happened, but a credible accusation of assault which Daum calls it, which Jeff Flake calls it, should be more than enough to disqualify someone from the freaking Supreme Court.
Daum thinks #believewomen strips "women of our complications and contradictions, and therefore our humanity," but it's the opposite. Dr. Blasey Ford's story was a full expression of how complicated these things are, how an incident Kavanaugh might not remember has haunted her.
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