Mon 8 Oct 2018
|Protesters against Kavanaugh in Washington
|Guardian reporter Nesrine Maliktoday wrote “There are no silver linings to Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation” to the highest court in the USA, as “the history of women’s activism shows the virtue of persistence”.
It has ever been so.
Remember Suffragette Emily Davison, who threw herself under the King’s horse at the 1913 Derby as part of a campaign to win women the right to vote in the UK.
Nesrine gave the matter a current spin as she continued that “It’s not just a defeat for sexual assault victims, but that Kavanaugh’s confirmation was also “a reaffirmation of an entrenched, patriarchal hierarchy”.
Martin Luther King Jr said “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice”.
Of course he is right, but it’s often two steps forward, one step back.
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Protesters against Kavanaugh in Washington
<![endif]–>Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the supreme court on Saturday was one of those steps in the wrong direction.
It was a reminder to progressives that there is more business to be done.
Many women tweeted, #MeToo, and were told: ‘So what?’
The contrast between Dr Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh was gigantic:
Ford composed, and human
Kavanaugh, rude and arrogant.
Martin Luther King’s quote is accurate, but it’s long term
And as John Maynard Keynes said in the long term, we’re all dead.