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Women aren't a monolith and the white women supporting Kavanaugh prove it
The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 6, 2018 | Lucia Graves

Posted on 10/06/2018 10:14:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It would make sense that the people most likely to believe the testimony of Dr Christine Blasey Ford would be the ones who look like her: middle-aged, white women.

But polls and even a cursory glance at cable news show this not to be the case.

Fox News host Martha MacCallum said that following Ford’s testimony, she kept hearing from moms who “fear due process is dead”. If Brett Kavanaugh is denied a supreme court confirmation over Ford’s sexual assault allegations, these women fear their sons could be subjected to “an unfair precedent” one day.

It’s a view very much condoned in the White House. Donald Trump – in addition to vocally defending Kavanaugh – recently used the moment to push back on his own more than a dozen female accusers, and bemoaned “the trauma for a man” involved in having such claims aired.

Donald Trump Jr, when asked if he was more worried for his sons or daughters, said: “Right now, I’d say my sons.”

In other words, they’re thinking more of men than women, and no small number of white women seem happy to follow suit.

A new ad released Thursday by CatholicVote.org goes from footage of adorable babies growing into men, to Kavanaugh saying Ford’s claims have him “totally and permanently destroyed”. Viewers are told: “If it can happen to him, it can happen to our sons, our brothers, husbands, fathers. It can happen to you.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatives; democrats; feminism; kavanaugh; liberals; women
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1 posted on 10/06/2018 10:14:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh, don’t be coy, Lucia. Say what’s really on your mind.


2 posted on 10/06/2018 10:19:16 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
would be the ones who look like her: middle-aged white women.

I resent the implication that a middle-aged, white woman has to look like Dr. Ford.

3 posted on 10/06/2018 10:20:47 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Kindness and truth shall meet." Ps. 85:10)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To many people’s souls are for sale ..and cheap.


4 posted on 10/06/2018 10:24:18 AM PDT by Leep
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To: Tax-chick

Or that middle-aged (and somewhat older) women relate to simpering (I’ve heard it called “pretty pose” but I call it simpering) and speaking in a little girl voice. I find Dr. Ford embarrassing.


5 posted on 10/06/2018 10:25:10 AM PDT by erkelly
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not religious and would go so far to say I’m an agnostic. I’m a white woman, age 46. I’m a Kavanaugh supporter and I’m pro-life. I’m losing liberal female friends by the minute.


6 posted on 10/06/2018 10:33:09 AM PDT by RushCrush (Proud embracer of beer and red solo cups.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To me, the idea that all women must think alike, that they only think with their genitals, that they universally perceive themselves as victims, and that they have zero regard for the traditions of constitutionality embodied within our legal system, is absolutely the most demeaning thing that has ever been done to women ever. Nevertheless, I welcome it, because I believe in the end it will smoke out the women who are unable to think for themselves, and the women who I believe are and will continue to be such valuable members of society.


7 posted on 10/06/2018 10:33:23 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them)
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To: Tax-chick
I resent the implication that a middle-aged, white woman has to look like Dr. Ford.

I resent the idea that I am suppose to blindly support her.

The author seems to have a problem with that we are "thinking of the men". Of course we are, the men are the ones in need of protection in this case.

What kind of people would we be if we thought of anything else?

8 posted on 10/06/2018 10:39:39 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea is getting cold.)
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To: Olog-hai

Exactly...

“...White women...”

Is there anything more evil?

Oh yes, them Whites men!!!


9 posted on 10/06/2018 10:42:19 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 $215.71 from 50% increase in 1.2183 yrs)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aren’t all women penis envying, man hating shrews?


10 posted on 10/06/2018 10:46:30 AM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“It’s consistent with the ideas that we put forward in the paper, which is that married white women’s interests change, and they start to think about their husbands interests as their own,” she said.

And the shared interests of these husbands and wives is usually raising their children to be responsible, productive citizens. It’s called making the nuclear family the single most important thing in your life, as per Judeo-Christian principles. It is this emphasis on living a life following ‘the straight and narrow” that leads to the kind of success and respect that the Left derides as “privilege”.

These Feminists are obviously of the same mind as illiterate, ill mannered, poor Black people, who mock other Blacks for “acting White”. Because “acting White” leads to “privilege”, and privilege is “bad”. So we must stop acting White to eliminate privilege. And the first step is for White women to not marry responsible, motivated White men, as they will invariably fall into “the privilege trap”, which as John Adams astutely noted, was the key to the functionality of a free society, which the Left wants to destroy.


11 posted on 10/06/2018 10:46:44 AM PDT by The Fop (God Bless Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Joan Rivers, and the Fightin' Rat Pack Wing of the GOP)
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To: Tax-chick
I resent the implication that a middle-aged, white woman has to look like Dr. Ford.

She doesn't. But if she is a middle-aged, white woman with blonde hair, glasses intended to make her look like she can think and is a leftist lunatic that will sell her soul to the devil to stop Trump's SCOTUS pick through lies and sleazy innuendo, then I submit that she has to look like Dr. Ford.

(Yes, stereotyping, but what the heck. Call me a bigot...)

12 posted on 10/06/2018 10:47:36 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Tax-chick

Sheesh, no kidding!


13 posted on 10/06/2018 10:49:28 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: RushCrush

Woo hoo! Finally getting shed of them!


14 posted on 10/06/2018 10:50:27 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: RushCrush

Where they really friends or just women you know. There is a difference.


15 posted on 10/06/2018 10:53:28 AM PDT by Destroyer Sailor (Revenge is a dish best served cold.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Mrs. 2ndDivisionVet is a life-long optical manager and optician. The eyeglasses Dr. Ford wore to testify are an old style from the 1980’s.


16 posted on 10/06/2018 10:55:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I’m not thinking of men. I’m thinking of facts, of which there are none in support of Dr. Ford’s accusations or any others.


17 posted on 10/06/2018 10:59:53 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Kindness and truth shall meet." Ps. 85:10)
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To: erkelly

Yes, that’s a good point. She’s not a very impressive specimen of an older lady.


18 posted on 10/06/2018 11:08:00 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Kindness and truth shall meet." Ps. 85:10)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Even many leftist loons are sharper-looking than Dr. Ford.


19 posted on 10/06/2018 11:09:10 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Kindness and truth shall meet." Ps. 85:10)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Middle aged white women aren’t stupid. They know a liar when they hear one.


20 posted on 10/06/2018 11:29:34 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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