#1218 Kavanaugh forced upon America (Supreme Court) ​

Air Date: 10–12-2018
Today we take a look at the process and conclusion of Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court and how the whole spectacle, top to bottom, was drenched in some of the worst aspects of patriarchy and toxic masculinity that our society has to offer.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Amy Goodman on the critical history of the Kavanaugh confirmation - @Intercepted w @JeremyScahill - Air Date 10-2-18

Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman offers an in-depth analysis of the battle over Kavanaugh.

Ch. 2: Eve Ensler to White Women Supporting Kavanaugh Stand with Survivors & Fight This Nomination - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 10-5-18

Eve Ensler is an award-winning playwright and author of The Vagina Monologues. She recently published “A Letter to White Women Who Support Brett Kavanaugh” in Time Magazine.

Ch. 3: Look at me: Meet an activist who confronted Jeff Flake - In the Thick - Air Date 9-30-18

By confronting Senator Jeff Flake and telling her story of sexual assault, Ana María Archila has become an icon in the midst of the Kavanaugh nomination debate. Maria and Julio talk to Archila about her action on Capitol Hill.

Ch. 4: Having It Both Ways With Kavanaugh - On the Media - Air Date 9-28-18

Brooke reflects on this week's explosive Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh and how it exposed the fault lines in America's fragile democracy.

Ch. 5: THE MIDTERMS MINUTE- AZ, NV, TN & TX- Flip These Toss Up Battleground Senate Seats! - Best of the Left Activism

Take action! Click the title and/or scroll down for quick links and resources from this segment.

Ch. 6: Choice words on how to avoid being like Kavanaugh - @EdgeofSports w Dave Zirin - Air Date 9-30-18

'Choice Words’ about Brett Kavanaugh, high school sports and toxic masculinity.

Ch. 7: Trump's greatest weapon is his ability to wield victimhood - The Daily Show Between the Scenes - Air Date 10-4-18

Trump’s greatest superpower is his ability to wield victimhood, and he’s taking full advantage of it to defend Kavanaugh and undermine the #MeToo movement.

Ch. 8: Picking Apart the Backlash - On the Media - Air Date 10-5-18

Slate staff writer Lili Loofbourow anticipated a backlash to the #MeToo movement. She explains several of the logical fallacies that give this, and any, backlash life, and she described the "chivalry racket" used to paper over women's anger.

 

VOICEMAILS

Ch. 9: Words of encouragement in the wake of Kavanaugh - V from Central New York

Ch. 10: What structural changes can the left make? - Nathan from San Diego

 

Ch. 11: Final comments on some structural changes that need to be made to steer our country back toward democracy

 

THE MIDTERMS MINUTE 

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FLIPPABLE TOSS UP BATTLEGROUND SENATE SEATS

AZ-Sen: Kyrsten Sinema (D) 

NV-Sen: Jacky Rosen (D)

TN-Sen: Phil Bredesen (D)

TX-Sen: Beto O'Rourke (D)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 

 

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Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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