Women blame themselves, and other women, for being sexually assaulted because the only thing worse than being a victim is realizing it could happen (again) and we’re utterly powerless to stop it. Telling ourselves “I do everything right, so this can’t happen to me” is a talisman.
Women are sexually assaulted regardless of how they look. splinternews.com/sexual-assault…
Sep 30, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
No matter what happens with Kavanaugh, Trump’s already gotten what he wanted out of the deal. His followers are already mindlessly insisting “rape doesn’t matter”, especially if it happened over 30 years ago. Trump has defanged the kompromat from his 1992 Moscow visit.
If you always think of Trump as a Russophilic mobster, you can understand what he’s doing. Kav has been groomed for decades by the right wing establishment. Trump sees the old boys club as a competing gang & dangerous to his operation. He has no reason to put their guy on SCOTUS.
Aug 20, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
We’re hearing a lot of “Trump didn’t obstruct’, “Trump didn’t say anything that showed criminal activity” and “I didn’t do anything wrong”. Those are all opinions. They may go to intent, but the Special Counsel decides if something rises to the level of criminal prosecution.
Targets don’t decide if their behavior is criminal. I doubt Mueller’s team is as interested in Trump’s, Giuliani’s and McGahn’s opinions about the legality of conduct and cares more about answers to specific questions about actions and statements.
Aug 18, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
I'm listening to @kathrynajoyce's THE CHILD CATCHERS. (If you liked my thread on the Trump administration deliberately creating orphans at the border, you'll LOVE this well-researched, intense book about white evangelical adoptions.
Two shocking things I learned: 1. After the earthquake, MOC were pushing to relax adoption regulations to make it easier to take children out of Haiti - many weren't even orphans. Some Democrats wanted to tie the bill to DACA. The bill's sponsors revolted. Same as it ever was.
Aug 11, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Look, white people. If you don’t want to be part of a multicultural society that opens its doors to refugees and asylum seekers, your ancestors never should have left the old country. The price of admission is easing the way for the next generation of immigrants.
You don’t go to dinner at a friend’s house, insist on throwing out the hostess’ dinner then take over the kitchen and make the food you’re used to eating. America is a smorgasbord. Just because you prefer TV dinners doesn’t mean the rest of us want to eat that.
Aug 8, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
I’m getting my surprised face ready for when Giuliani announces Trump won’t voluntarily speak with Mueller.
Aug 2, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
This must be what SHS referred to in briefing. Trump trolls changed “wring her neck” to “choke”. Love @NicolleDWallace but unfortunately her frustration with WH advisors disrespecting McCain spilled over. She apologized and no liberal militia stalked SHS.
If you can't buy babies for God in poor countries anymore, why not move the whole operation to US soil? Following is a timeline of white EVANGELICALS, ADOPTION AND SEPARATING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES AT THE BORDER.
If you're not interested, please mute the conversation instead of unfollowing me. It's taken me a couple days to work up the courage to post what I found. I'm shook. Inter-country adoptions by Americans dropped from a high of 22,884 in 2004 to 5,648 in 2015
Mar 7, 2018 • 18 tweets • 3 min read
I want to tell you a story about assault weapons.
When my middle son was a baby, he had a walker like the one in the picture.
I was a VERY conscientious mother. I made all my children's baby food. All of it. I barely let anyone else hold my first son for two years. He didn't have a walker because I thought they were dangerous.