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The Patriarchy Strikes Back

Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/07/2018 - 10:14

Why are men the majority in Congress, in the US Supreme Court and just about everywhere you look inside the halls of control? By diminishing the political power of half the US population, it disenfranchises our entire government and that may be the entire point.

The Republican War on Women in US politics describes policies and legislation as a wide-scale effort to restrict women's rights, including reproductive rights. The patriarchy has males holding power in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of a woman's body.

While one in 17 white men are likely to be incarcerated within their lifetimes, for Latinos, it's one in six. For blacks, one in three. And believe it or not, women are reportedly the fastest growing incarcerated population in America.

Any Judge who cannot be vetted shouldn’t be seated. If Brett Kavanaugh’s extensive paper trail was not fully and publicly disclosed, the solution should have been to nominate another judge.

The #SCOTUS confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh plays right into a simmering #MeToo backlash. POTUS tells Fox News that those who made up false stories about Brett Kavanaugh should be penalized. Does that also apply to Dr. Ford?

SCOTUS Justices Worry About Politicization With Big Cases Looming https://www.yahoo.com/news/scotus-justices-worry-politicization-big-180…

Rubio. Kasich decry bitter partisanship of Kavanaugh confirmation https://dailym.ai/2Cw1zBC

Kavanaugh was sworn in as Supreme Court justice hours after confirmation https://upi.com/6831872t

Kagan, Sotomayor: Viewing the Supreme Court as politically divided hurts its legitimacy | king5.com https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=@KING5Seattle

With Kavanaugh's Confirmation, the Patriarchy Strikes Back @alternet https://www.alternet.org/kavanaughs-confirmation-patriarchy-strikes-bac…