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Sophia A. Nelson Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation is the ultimate affirmation of the patriarchy — and Republican (115 hits)

Sophia A. Nelson Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation is the ultimate affirmation of the patriarchy — and Republican women let it happen

As I watched a parade of Republican senators like Susan Collins cast their votes for Kavanaugh, I saw women upholding male power and privilege.

So, we end up where we began.

Things have not changed for women as much as we had all hoped.

For weeks, President Donald Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans and women like Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway have repeatedly sought new and inventive ways to defend the indefensible, moving heaven and earth to protect white privilege and patriarchy.

This effort was sadly exemplified by the speech Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, gave on Friday afternoon. Collins’ decision to vote to confirm Kavanaugh put a dispiriting exclamation point on something I’ve known for quite some time: The Republican party has turned its back on women.

READ MORE: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/brett-kavanaugh-confirmation-ultimate-affirmation-patriarchy-republican-women-let-it-ncna917386
Posted By: Deacon Ron Gray
Monday, October 8th 2018 at 12:57PM
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