If Kavanaugh Confirmation Is Derailed The Future Of Men Goes With It
This editorial is one part in a two-part series offering different perspectives on Brett Kavanaugh and the #MeToo Movement. Read the counter-perspective: “Relax Men, If Kavanaugh Isn’t Confirmed Your Future is Still Fine“
There is a phrase that has been uttered for the past several years and it never made sense to me until Sunday.
It was on Sunday when the phrase “the future is female” started to come into focus for me. Hours after Judge Brett Kavanaugh had been sideswiped by an allegation of sexual impropriety from a woman named Christine Blasey Ford that the meaning of the phrase began to make sense.
There are certain things that are important to note before I get into the story and my opinion on it. By and large the #MeToo movement has been a positive force in society. Women have, for far too long, suffered in silence as men in positions of power, both physical and financial, were able to abuse and blackmail women with no repercussions.
As proven, by the destruction of the careers of famed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and celebrated actor and comedian Bill Cosby, those days are over. But what is frightening is the idea that the pendulum could swing the other way and take innocent men with it on the strength of a mere allegation.
If you believe that is justice for the thousands of years of male domination you likely also believe that murdering white farmers in South Africa to avenge apartheid is also acceptable, and you would be incorrect.
I have no idea if Ford’s accusations against Judge Kavanaugh are factual, an intentional lie motivated by the fact that she is a Democrat voter, activist and donor, or merely two people not remembering events that happened more than three decades ago the same way.
What I do know is that, if Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is thwarted by the three-decade-old memory of one singular woman, we have embarked into dangerous territory. A territory when the mere word of a woman, who was 15-years-old at the time, is enough to derail a man’s career.
Again, I want to stress that I’m not saying that her allegations are false. I’m not saying that her charges would not, under normal circumstances, deserve to be investigated. What I’m saying is that there is a reality, outside of politics, that has to be addressed.
It is ridiculous to choose now to investigate the accusations. Judge Kavanaugh has, during his career, been subjected to five FBI background checks. Each one an occasion where Ford could have voiced her concerns. He was then nominated for the Supreme Court of the United States and went through a hearing where a cavalcade of questions were asked of him. At the time of that questioning Sen. Dianne Feinstein had received a letter from Ford detailing her accusations, and yet the California senator brought it to no one’s attention.
To postpone this confirmation now, in the 11th hour, to investigate the claims of one woman that she did not bother to voice in three decades would set a dangerous precedent for the future of any nomination of any man, Republican or Democrat.
It is impossible to prove a negative. And it is far more impossible to prove a negative three decades after the event occurred. There is no way for Kavanaugh to prove that his recollection of the events of that day are correct and Ford’s are not. And, similarly, there is no way that Ford could prove that her story is the truth.
What is certain is that Judge Kavanaugh’s word deserves, at minimum, the same weight and the same presumption of truth that Ford’s does. But in the age of #MeToo that is not the case.
The hardcore proponents of the #MeToo movement believe that if a woman makes an accusation it is gospel and must be believed, with no question, and if you do not automatically believe that every woman is incapable of lying or being vindictive you are a misogynist and you hate women.
That is, unless the accusations are against someone like Rep. Keith Ellison whose accusers have been ignored and whose accusations have been summarily dismissed by a media not interested in reporting on them. The same media that has pounced on the charges against Kavanaugh.
But be that as it may, if this is the precedent that is set, that the unproven word of one woman is enough to stop any man from furthering his career, then the future is, in fact, female. Because there would be no way for any man to ever hold high office again.
Bunches of old, rich molesters that cannot keep their hands to themselves, just like the trumpet!
Their future to rape women and get away with it. That needs to be stopped and offenders must be punished
Our Future is WOMEN!
The laws should be obeyed if bill cosby can answer crimes of years ago so can this clown !
Kathy, sure you will not be a part of earning our equality
kavanaugh should withdraw!!!!!
Stupidity Abounds In This GOP!!!!
What a crock of shit. Written by a scared man with a small dick.
LAWYERS & JUDGES SHOULD NOT BE ABOVE THE LAW EITHER..THEY NEED TO BE HELD TO A MUCH HIGHER STANDARD THAN THE ORDINARY MAN OR WOMAN…
What absolute rubbish.
WHAT A BLESSING THAT WOULD BE. WOMEN SHOULD BE RUNNING THIS COUNTRY ANYWAY.
Only if “man” in question has no control over his sexuality.
The future of some men excluding me. It needs to be derailed.
The republicans lost all credibility of honesty when they refused to even hear the Democratic nominee for supreme court. So if they don’t hear this woman out they’re nothing but scum in my opinion
Phyllis Bernstein exactly what I thought. Then saw your comment first. Yeah.
You mean white men?! Hehe.
You mean the future of old white, elitist, men? We should hope so!
Like Bernie Sanders, Mark Warner, Joe Biden, and Chuck Schumer, too? Or just old, white, elitist men you disagree with. As far as I am concerned, all the old Congressional elitists of both sexes from both parties need to be booted out. Thirty years of padding their personal family wealth while driving the country further into debt.
Greg Funk pretty sure that room wasn’t filled with just republicans and I didn’t say republicans so yes all of them! Time for complete change BIT first yes I want the gop gone! It’s a vile, disgusting hate filled club of assholes!
Were you clutching your pearls as you wrote this?
There’s gonna be another civil war in this country if people don’t get together and settle some differences!
You BULLSHIT SPINELESS EXCUSE FOR MANHOOD!!!! Why are you so full of doubt about and afraid of your own sexuality and gender ???
B.s.hopeful the future of thevies goes with it i would love to see an intelligent woman take this spot i personally believe it is time
All that is required is the accusation. Truth doesn’t matter after the complaint!
It is a good read. One can choose to see both sides or not. The end result does not change. Vote Red for Russia.
If he had only had a companion letter from 65 MEN !!!
Yep now he has to prove he didn’t do anything and if she lies nothing happen to her that is the Dems way of disrupting the government again
What a bunch of baloney. And, I thought that ?? in the White House was a republican. He’s the biggest liar out there.
The woman who is bringing this allegation has passed an FBI lie detector test. The FBI has found her to be credible. But this should not be the only reason he is not confirmed. His statement calling birth control pills an abortion pill should disqualify him.
Isn’t there also a future for women?
All Crock the woman is paid operative…next Allred will be her attorney
This stunt is for the low information votes WAKE UP
She took a polygraph and she’s already getting death threats. Maybe she doesn’t want to see the man that did this to her wield so much power. Even if she gets a book deal she is going to get serious heat from lots of genuinely hateful people for a LONG TIME.
Tom Clayton, speaking of low information voters, are you aware that the woman in question had made these accusations long before Kavanaugh was in the public eye? That some 80% of his record was withheld from the senators charged with vetting him?!
She passed an FBI Polygraph, can He ?!
Ya hoo! Let’s derail it!
Well the future is female sooooo…. just sayin. We’ve been lead this far to the edge chaos by mostly fat greedy men. Wake up people this government and “men” in leadership do not have our best interest at heart! Their fucking time is up!!
So… Holding someone down and covering their mouth and groping them and pulling at there clothes and only stopping because a friend yanked you off is ok…as long as it was when you were young. For one of the highest offices in the land. If it was a Democrat it would be about “charecter” and you know it. They blocked Garland for nine month for NOTHING but pure ideologue obstruction. Plus Kavanaugh is a corporatist dildo.
That isn’t even the main point.
If true, he lied under Oath to a Congressional body , “ Felony “ !
Vote Red only , the Democrat Socialist paid these gold digger to destroy a good man reputation. They won’t stop and do whatever it takes to win the November 6 election.
Herlinda Wirth Surrrrrre….
She will fail the vetting
Kyle Volkmann so understanding, not.
It is simple. The leftwill do anything to advance their agenda. The basic concepts of Freedom, Liberty, and equality under the law are no longer important to them. They advocate a Collectivists ideology without properly understanding it. The left always creates to a brutal form of Oligarchy if they take control.
At every turn every situation the Democrats challenged Cavanaugh’s nomination they have done it with dirty tricks, lying, cheating, and bribing. I truly doubt this story is any different than all the others that we’ve seen and heard before.
N Wade Davis
I perceived by your comment that you don’t care if she’s telling the truth or not. Your goal is to stop the president and the man he wants to be a chief justice. You no longer care or respect fellow Americans, you no longer believe in the concepts of Freedom Liberty and equality for all.
Bull, just whimps
If you can’t deal with respecting a real woman then you deserve to go by the way of the dinosaur. If you had a brain in your head where it belongs you would understand the TRUTH.
If he is, what message does that send our daughters?
WTF! You mean GOP men don’t you?
The future of all men??? Don’t assault women and there is no problem.
Yeah, we’ll finally have responsible people in charge who are fantastic multi taskers. Get those old farts in their rocking chairs.
You go girls/women! We have been used as pawns long enough.
Say what??? If he’s not then some semblance of democracy might be saved.
Hey, its the chick that threw up the white power symbol behind Kav!
The Left must be brought to the red carpet when one files a whine report at the eleventh hour!
He needs to take a lie detector test.
She did and she passed.
What the hell does that mean?? Are we men so fragile, ha.? Now, does this mean “the future of men as assholes?”… I can see that, and it would be a good thing, yes.
My understanding is it can’t go wrong. That have enough votes without democrats so if they don’t get him in there it’s just another piece of evidence that they’re not going their jobs and have no intentions of being honest in the future.
Well he set himself up when he said he wasn’t at that party , if he really was I’m sure someone else knows if he was . If I were asking him questions I would as , did you attend parties back in that time ? If he said yes I would ask , how do you know what party she is talking about ? She didn’t say And everyone has been saying how smart he is.
Future of men ?
Think about this. If you, men, give a friend a kiss on the cheek she can bring charges against you. Therefore, we are back to believing all women to the detriment of ALL men. I thought we were past that. Guess not.
What lobotomy procedure have you bean subjected to? Oh Sorry I just realised you can’t remember because of the resulting Brain damage.
They deserve it
# me too. Change the culture of equality and women’s rights in USA. Call your senators and Susan Collins and Lisa murkowski demand no vote on scotus confirmation. Nomiee unfut to serve lied under penalty of perjury. Protect the high court vote no. No more good ol boys club hold repubs accountable. Vote blue in Nov
“If you believe that is justice for the thousands of years of male domination you likely also believe that murdering white farmers in South Africa to avenge apartheid is also acceptable, and you would be incorrect.”
It has nothing to do with Justice or revenge. It has everything to do with changing the status quo. Thousands of years has been plenty of time for the male majority to nip their entitlements in the butt, but that time never came which unfortunately after “1000’s” of years technically makes the entire group guilty by default. Men set the standards for war, didn’t they? Innocent casualties, spoils of war, infants are raped … and now there is a war on the male race. By their own for long accepted rules and realities of war, innocents will be affected. Yes, it really sucks, DOESN’T IT? Male and female victims who survive predators know how much. I have two young grandsons who are going to grow up and learn that a balance between the feminine and masculine energies is important in order to achieve a balanced world. That’s what everyone is here to learn … consequences for the dehumanization and objectification of other human beings for personal gain and/or pleasure… it’s wrong to do it and it’s wrong to protect those that do it. The other elephant in the room that has always been widespread is incest. For some reason the rape of children in families isn’t being talked about much. I mean, that’s how out of control the predator is. There isn’t a group of people where it ‘doesn’t happen. No, not to ALL. But ONE person matters. If you think YOU do, so doesn’t that ONE you don’t know. Men will inherently think that women will do to them as they have done to women. That projection is just that, a projection and ADMITTANCE that men know how scary horrible they’ve been for 1000’s of years, their Fears clearly show that.
This is all part of a paradigm shift and many are in the disorientation part of the U.N.’s Agenda 2030, #20 “All forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls will be eliminated, including through the engagement of men and boys. The systematic mainstreaming of a gender perspective in the implementation of the Agenda is crucial.” There’s so much more: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld
No, no, Carmine,
you are painting the wrong picture. You are describing the Anita Hill – Clarence Thomas situation. I will admit, then, I was not sure about “what probably happened.” I seem to remember that Judge Thomas took another job and Anita Hill followed him there – after the alleged incident. That irritated me. Also, Clarence Thomas seemed unfazed, not as if he had something to hide..
In contrast, Brett Kavanaugh can’t look anybody straight into the eye, not even the father of a victim of gun violence, he gives evasive answers, he meanders, and at times, he looks worried, even scared. Kavanaugh looks like a man who has secrets. Not to talk about that he speaks about his prep school as if it was Las Vegas.
Kavanaugh: “What happens at Georgetown prep, stays at Georgetown prep. That’s been a good thing for all of us.”
A good thing?
Anybody, and I mean anybody, from the president to a priest and even St. Peter himself can ask me any question about my high school.
Brett Kavanaugh does not look like a man who we want as a supreme court justice.
Certainly, a country with 300+ million people has better candidates.
Then the future will be better for women and people not white.
You guys are so full of shit…
DELUSIONAL BRAINWASHING DEPLORABLE BASTERDS!! FUCKEN BULLSHIT POLITICAL ASSHOLES FUCKING DOUSH BAGS!!!?????
Confirm. Judge. Demcraps communist
Carol Carpinteyro Russian troll try useing real English sentences.
Char Caldwell Podzikowski. Idiot im not from russia thats all you got blame other demcraps are evil there money humgary just feeling there pockets. So shut the f up
Arrest the rapist
Clinton rest of the demcraps paid out. Are money. Both side if there guilty they should be arrested. But this person dont add up why wait so long. Thats all they can come up with demcraps are evil. Just for them selfs. At least president trump wants to put americans first. His doing a good job
Carol Carpinteyro and Char Caldwell PodzikowskiChar; try using a dictionary. It might make your arguments more sustainable.
Now it’s the men’s turn, women have been taking this bullcrap from the higher ups in the government way too long! Sick idiots!
No, no it’s not. Her allegations aren’t true and neither is this bullshit story you’re peddling. CNN’s retarded little brothers “reporting” more bullshit
Hey dude, you got a booger on your lip
Josh Schwien Please tell us how you know she isn’t telling the truth! Do you know her, were you there!!! If not, you are a despicable human being and I sure hope you don’t have any daughters or granddaughters that need you to be there for them!!!
It’s highly likely it’s true. She’s taking a big amount of heat for coming forward.
Bull crap! Didn’t know men were so insecure!
The future Will be better………!
I just like how the name of this page has truth in it and there isn’t a shred of it in any of your stories
Make it so !!!!!!
And if he is confirmed, the future of women is in peril…there are more women than men in this country
…so the majority rules…vote no on Kavanaugh!!!!!!!!
He is about as much of a man as trump… lol
Ha ha what a come on, maybe men will learn to leave women alone.
How very true
He should resign rapist
All this talk and he will still become a judge. Why!!! Because they don’t care.
Tom Rothwell you are so right
Hope it happens.
Time I will never get back
Few rapes are actually reported, for this reason. I guarantee you the accuser has a vivid memory of what happened. The impact of her trauma may make some details fuzzy but she has a clear memory of the attack.
Why would any woman take on the harassment and the threats for a false claim? Her entire life is being disrupted, again.
Passing a background check – simply means you have not been charged with or found guilty of a crime. A background check cannot address crimes that were committed and went unpunished.
For the record, I hope that men who indulge in rape culture take notice – their lives need to change. In that aspect, yup, the world for men will be a lot different. Society will finally listen to those who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
By the way the percentage of false reports are very small.
Normal circumstances? What are normal circumstances when it comes to sexual assault?
Women will be closer to gender equality in the 21st Century!!! Hooray!!! ???
Women will be closer to gender equality in the 21st Century!!! ???
Pure unadulterated bull shit.
Don’t be a dick.
It is is not a future that is good for men or women. It’s time to stop rape culture.
Good he should go away
The future of men what????
While it’s impossible to prove a negative, who agreed that the accusation by Dr. Ford should be factored as a negative? No one! Her word is not up for inspection. She has finally broken and told the truth which society had forced her to hold for too long. She told the truth and he lied. He had 30 years to live with what he had done and never thought to speak with her to apologize to ask how he could help her to heal. When she brought this out he should have apologized. It was his opportunity.
Judy Metcalf was you there?
RastusTyrone Jones she stated and i believe her because she is willing to undergo public humiliation to stop a travesty from happening. Was you there? That you flat out don’t believe?
Yes, white boys. Seems as though they’re the leperous disease and enemy of all mankind with their father the devil.
That’s not helping.
Bullshit only for weak men
Let’s hope so. Women are entitled to make their own decisions.
Sorry. It’s not the 11th hour. This circus has only begun. And I have 2 words : Merritt Garland.
U can’t be serious! GET A GRIP IDIOT!
No means NO! THERE SHOULD BE NO QUESTION!
Men had their turn.
Yeah, they will become extinct… what a bunch of BS!!!!!
Not all men are this way.
There are some good, decent men who find this behavior discusting.
Rosanna Metcalfe MOST LIKELY DEMOCRATIC MEN..THEY HAVE RESPECT FOR WOMEN..UNLIKE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. VOTE BLUE!
Mary Fink that does seem to be the case so I will.
I think other presidents have loved their wife and not been this ugly. Ronald Reagan for one. But I personally love watching the Obama’s respect for each other.
What kind of nonsense is that!
IF HE IS NOT CONFIRM…ITS HIS OWN FAUGHT…HE CANT LIE TO THE COMMITTEE AND EXPECT TO BE CONFIRMED…MS FORD HAS PASSED THE POLYGRAPH TEST…SO IF THIS INCIDENT HAPPENED…KAVANAUGH SHOULD ADMIT IT…APOLOGIZE AND MOVE FORWARD….
Walter Brewer KAVANAUGH SHOULD TAKE A LIE DETECTOR TEST TOO!!!
All men are not alike, thank goodness. If we get rid of these s.o.b.s we have a great chance to MAGA.
Oh, give us a break!!! A whole lot of BS!!! If you don’t let her be heard you truly are male chauvinist pigs!!! She has a right to be heard whether you think she is right or wrong!! Just stop and think of your daughter if this happened to her!!! Would you assume that she was lying??? Wake up fathers and grandparents and mothers, what if she was yours!!!! She has a right to be heard!!!! Don’t let these old disgusting men tell you that you’re daughter asked for him to attempt to rape her!!!!!!
June Lysell you’re right she has every right to have this investigated just like those young Catholic boys from 30 some years ago!!!
Really that delicate and threatened?
I fest of what my sons grandsons and great grandsons face
Father God thank you for the next Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of the United States of America. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. In Yeshua’s name, Amen.
Janet Bento Li God has nothing to do with this. A corrupt government does.
Disagree …makes room for real men!
Bad men n the GOP.
For white supremacist men only.
I agree with you that there is reality,outside of politics ,that has to be addressed, like Donald Trump sexual harrassment, raping a 13 year old,including all the others in politics there are denying the allegations.
Kavanaugh is not a man. I would be hard pressed to find a real man in the Republican Party.
Hopefully un the future men will treat women like human beings, respect, love, cherish them – not objectify them.
Women have absolutely NO VALUE in this Christian Taliban Republican regime…actions speak louder than words!!! Denying the rapist would be a step forward not backwards.
Fuck you Liar’s
Yep the future of men will be changed. Men will remain men (no trany), pedophiles will be shot on cite, and Schiff won’t have that smirk on his face any longer
You mean the future of bad man!!!
Nope this is like saying to all of the people who reported being molested by catholic priests are setting a dangerous precedent. Hold people accountable. What is a sham is how despite his known lies and despite the fact that every othe scouts has turned in reams of paper work to show us how they actually vote… this “man” has not. Please this article is written by a coward
If they allow the dems to derail this then the whole process is in trouble. The Repubs might as well go home because they are useless.
You’re right about one thing. The repubs might as well go home because they are useless….though I would have said worthless.
If hes confrimed there goes the future of all women
Bullshit. When this rapist moron is derailed so goes all other rapists.
Like Sen. “Spartacus” Booker!?
Michael A. DeLoach please explain.
Why is it, if one man does wrong and is made to pay for his mistake, they all feel like they, males have done wrong. From my view only ones who have dine wrong is the guys that molest or rape a woman. There are great men in this world and would never push themselves, drunk or not, on to a woman who said no. So just because one ASS hole does something wrong and is made to pay for it. Doesn’t mean the whole male population will pay for it. Just the idiots who think as our so called pres, its okay to group, or do what you want to do to opposite sex even when they say no. So if women say no and ask for that man to pay for what he does. Then we are against all men? I don’t see it that way. Just the ones who do wrong need to pay. So Kavanaugh loses the appointment, the world still go around. Find a judge who respects women and know its her body. Not a man’s to do with as he thinks he can.
Joyce Blackburn thank you.
His bitch at his side.demons running wild.
His confirmation is a step backwards. The statement of this post is bs. What, men don’t get a pass for hideous behavior to women? Sounds like a better future to me
Like he’ll! Maybe the treatment of wemon by men will change. Evolution of balance is needed!
If he is confirmed, the future of women’s rights and health are doomed.
BS, Fascist Republican propaganda, using threats and fear to fool fools. NO TO KAVANAUGH , HE IS TRUMPS PAWN.
White men of privilege have been getting away with ,,, hmmm too much, with the “boys will be boys,,,excuse,,, no more!
Yes, the future of frat boy type women abusers should be derailed.
No, it doesn’t
Not the future of REAL men, those who respect women as equals, tell the truth under oath, and didn’t let their corrupt personal ambitions get them involved in theft and political coverup along the way to realizing dreams of power. The only “men” threatened here are the spoiled little boys in grown men’s bodies, who never learned basic decency, never matured beyond thinking of themselves as the centers of their own little worlds. I know many fine men who are not threatened in the least, and are standing in solidarity with Dr. Blasey Ford.
If that happens..blame HIM!
Thank you Joyce Blackburn
If he passes, we will derail it later.
BS. Future of men. Give me a break.
B/S don’t dare to put all men in his status, he screw up he pays for it like any other, stop white political privileges, all men must be equal the same
What about the future of us women we are doomed if he is confirmed !
The only future of men that they will lose is that they feel as if they have the right to rape women and get away with it and that is good. NO MALE has that right
You just mean the future of EVIL MEN!!!!
I doubt that!
Evil old abusive men in suits. Yep. It’s about time they moved on. Sick of their disgraceful behavior.
Get it over with! Confirm him!
So,did this happen when President Obama was denied his pick for Supreme Court?
Bye, bye if this determine the male future then you never had one in the beginning.
I think you may be exaggerating.
Your writing crap… the future of male abuse might finally go with it!
It’s scary that someone can make an accusation without proof and ruin a mans reputation. Our sons and husbands are at the mercy of such hate!
What future, who’s future? Just interested!
But the future of Rapists will be contained.
BS The FUTURE Of Hate SHOULD Go WITH it If That Means Men That Is Mans Problem It Is All In The. ATTITUDE!!!!!!!
Lies to everybody
The future of male rapists is in trouble!