Correction: An earlier version of this story’s title said “December” instead of “November.”
In the wake of the last-minute allegations of sexual misconduct raised against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh just days prior to a confirmation vote, many on the left have reverted to old feminist talking points about oppressed women being abused and silenced by the “patriarchy” that purportedly controls American society.
Latching on to the tail of the #MeToo movement of women speaking out against powerful men who’ve allegedly used their positions to sexually abuse, coerce, intimidate and threaten vulnerable women, some liberals have sought to portray Kavanaugh as one of the worst of the #MeToo offenders.
Despite the allegations lodged against Kavanaugh being rather vague and at times contradictory, many liberals have declared Kavanaugh to be “credibly accused” of sexual assault and have sought to smear his reputation and render him so toxic in the eyes of the public that certain moderate Republicans won’t dare vote to confirm him.
In light of all of that, a tweet from a thread that was first posted in November 2017 to promote the #MeToo movement has received renewed interest — including from Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son — as it appears to lay bare the underlying intentions of those who so vehemently oppose and want to utterly destroy Kavanaugh in spite of the lack of compelling evidence against him.
Trump’s tweet, which earned tens of thousands of likes and retweets, said, “Remember folks. They actually believe this crap. This is why you need to vote in November.”
The tweet to which he had linked was from a liberal feminist documentary-maker and journalist named Emily Lindin, who declared last year, “Sorry. If some innocent men’s reputations have to take a hit in the process of undoing the patriarchy, that is a price I am absolutely willing to pay.”
Remember folks. They actually believe this crap. This is why you need to vote in November. https://t.co/gVgD2zaFAY
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 20, 2018
In essence, Lindin’s tweet made clear that it didn’t matter if a man’s life and reputation were destroyed by false allegations of sexual wrongdoing, so long as the #MeToo movement was able to advance against the terrible patriarchy.
In the rest of her thread, Lindin had tweeted, “Here’s an unpopular opinion: I’m actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations.”
Lindin proceeded to suggest that false allegations were exceedingly rare, and the risk they may pose was “microscopic” in comparison with the risks faced by women given the “worldwide, systemic oppression of half the population.”
She also suggested the benefit of women “finally” being allowed to share their stories would “far outweigh” any damage done to any one man’s reputation.
To be sure, Lindin received quite a bit of pushback against her tweet when she first posted it, and a plethora of new comments critical of her remarks have been added since the thread was reshared by Trump and others.
Furthermore, it is worth noting that nobody really knows how many women on the left truly share the sentiment that it is OK to ruin a man’s reputation with false allegations if it helps the liberal women’s movement more broadly.
Regardless, there is a rather vocal element of the feminist left who certainly do feel this way and would have no problem destroying Kavanaugh’s reputation, career and personal life by smearing him with false allegations.
This destruction of Kavanaugh is quite transparently being perpetrated in a bid to save the left’s precious Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which they have allowed themselves to be convinced that Kavanaugh will somehow single-handedly overturn as soon as he is sworn onto the bench.
This is something that every Republican voter needs to keep in mind as the midterm elections draw near — many people on the left would absolutely destroy you, your life, your career and your reputation if doing so helped them and their priorities in the long run. If that isn’t a rather significant reason to get out and vote against Democrats, there’s no telling what is.
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