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Oct 4, 2018 • 12 tweets • 2 min read
Kavanaugh is using the same playbook that worked for Trump
Pretend that their validity hangs on proof of one big, difficult to prove thing (Rape, Collusion) rather than on the many smaller, easily provable things (Perjury, corruption, temperament, lack of qualification, etc)
The Big Sin sucks all the air out of the room and distracts everyone from the boatload of Smaller Sins.
So if we can't nail them on the Big Sin, they can be excused of all the others and we can pretend that they only came with one questionable issue.
Oct 3, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Great. Now POTUS can literally force the whole country listen to his morning rantings.
It's much in the same way that I am not rebranding poodles by calling them dogs.
Sep 24, 2018 • 17 tweets • 3 min read
A word about consent violations.
There are two ways of thinking about the term and they are often confused.
The first is really the concept of one's perpetually existing inviolate body autonomy.
The second is the affirmative expression of that autonomy
So violating one's consent can be deliberate (ignoring or subverting one's stated protest) but it can also be ignorant or accidental (invading someone's personal space, patting someone on the back, giving an unsolicited hug)
Sep 24, 2018 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
What's really complex is when we begin to recognize how that internalization manifests as a sense of sexual obligation in boys as well, despite being wrapped in externalized toxicity
We are going to have to confront head on the clearly emerging fact that sexual assault and consent violations are only sometimes a matter of malice or "evil" and that by and large they are a product of a massive societal failure to teach consent.
What makes this terrible idea worse is the fact that by allowing parents to opt in, they are creating a class of students who may suffer violence at the hands of faculty and a class of students who may not.
Sep 12, 2018 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
I'm not saying 9/11 isn't a meaningful remembrance of those who lost their lives.
I'm saying that remembrances aren't any less meaningful when the emergency personnel are being killed BY us.