By David Futrelle
What a fucking dark day for women, for survivors, for everyone who cares about democracy.
Here’s a thread for venting, lamenting, planning for November and beyond. No trolls.
Some relevant tweets:
We are a country where two presidents who both lost the popular vote have now placed four justices on the Supreme Court. Democracy in action.
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) October 5, 2018
The only upside to the Kavanaugh bullshit is that when i say that the law is fake and the Supreme Court is an illegitimate institution people actually agree with me now
— hell woods (@floozyesq) October 5, 2018
The logic of popular democracy, and the structural fact of minority rule are going to make for an increasingly combustible mix.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 5, 2018
wild to remember that the 700,000 Americans who live in Washington D.C. and the 3.3 million Americans who live in Puerto Rico have no say whatsoever in whether Kavanaugh goes on the Supreme Court for life while Wyoming's 600,000 Americans get 2 ballots in a likely 51-49 vote
— Wesley (@WesleyLowery) October 5, 2018
Collectively, Alaska, Arizona, Maine, and West Virginia contain just over 3% of the U.S. population.
— Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu) October 5, 2018
End gerrymandering. Statehood for DC and Puerto Rico.
— David Boo-trelle (@DavidFutrelle) October 5, 2018
Fuck that. Vote, but yell at these motherfuckers every chance you get. Make it impossible for them to live public lives. Shout them down when they try to speak. Disrupt their conversations. Make some fucking noise. They need to know how fucking close we all are to breaking. https://t.co/OlVrN7Hkkn
— kiva, the curse of millhaven (@persenche) October 5, 2018
They know and they dont care.
They believe and they dont care.
They dont think women are lying, they just dont care.
— Mario's Highly Detailed Moustache (@Ethelmonster) October 5, 2018
I hope @SenatorCollins is proud of doing her part to promote rape culture.
Just read these (TW for sexual violence survivors): pic.twitter.com/EnsjQsY85h
— Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) October 5, 2018
Also every white guy currently explaining the (extremely real) villainy of white women to me can take a seat until they’ve come to collect Joe Manchin, almost all of the Republican Party, and the vastest share of Trump’s base.
— Rebecca Traister (@rtraister) October 5, 2018
Not sure where to direct your anger? If you have the extra scratch, start here… https://t.co/x0Za0bXQl5
— shauna (@goldengateblond) October 5, 2018
There are a lot of reasons to be angry today. This thread presents a few reasons for hope.
I come bearing glad tidings. Not distractions like goats and strawberries. But actually glad—meaning the pain of our enemies—tidings.
1. Trump Foundation in scalding hot water. https://t.co/fuiNuVA91h
— Virginia Heffernan (@page88) October 5, 2018
The symbolism here seems a bit on the nose.
This video of President Trump with toilet paper on his shoe is 100% real. He was boarding Air Force One in Minneapolis earlier today. pic.twitter.com/wr0ZnXknCx
— Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson (@MissBeaE) October 5, 2018