Twitter slams the male privilege and misogyny evident in Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing

Sen Brett Kavanaugh and Dr Christine Blasey Ford
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On 27 September, the US Supreme Court heard testimony from accusers of Supreme Court nominee Sen. Brett Kavanaugh.

Dr Christine Blasey Ford, who was the first to come forward and accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault, was among those who testified. The hearing will be followed by a vote to decide whether Kavanaugh is appointed as a judge in the US Supreme Court.


The proceedings have demonstrated to many people the misogyny that is rife within the US government:

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Ford remained composed despite appearing visibly shaken (Warning: some may find this testimony distressing):

Conversely, Kavanaugh expressed outrage and indignation, despite being able to offer little proof of his innocence.

Kavanaugh’s supporters, meanwhile, appeared angrier at the damage to his reputation than they did at the possibility of assault:

The case

Although a decision is pending on Kavanaugh’s appointment, the hearing appears to have made a significant impact. During the hearing, Kavanaugh was questioned repeatedly about the possibility of an FBI investigation:

The American Bar Association, meanwhile, has called to delay the proceedings until the FBI has investigated the allegations against Kavanaugh:


Kavanaugh’s reaction to the allegations has not gone unnoticed:

Anita Hill

Many have recalled the experience of Anita Hill, who similarly testified against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Despite Hill’s testimony, judge Thomas was still appointed to the Supreme Court in 1991:


For many women, seeing the entire ordeal unfold has been traumatising. After #MeToo and #TimesUp, people are emphasising how important it is to #BelieveSurvivors:

Whatever the final verdict, Kavanaugh’s hearing is a moment in history that could forever change the way we perceive victims of sexual assault. Maybe – for rich, entitled men in power who prey on women with impunity – time is finally up.

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