“White women, come get your people.”
That is the title of an op-ed published by the New York Times in the aftermath of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. The article’s author, Alexis Grenell, attacks Sen. Susan Collins and Republican women, calling them “gender traitors.”
Republican women "are gender traitors." Yes, that's an actual quote from an actual op-ed in the Paper of Record. 200K more votes for Trump. https://t.co/DaMkQODLHS
— David Bernstein (@ProfDBernstein) October 7, 2018
Because they decided to not hold uncorroborated allegations against Kavanaugh in determining whether to vote to confirm him, conservative and Republican women are making “standing by the patriarchy a full-time job.”
“These women are gender traitors, to borrow a term from the dystopian TV series “The Handmaid’s Tale.” They’ve made standing by the patriarchy a full-time job. The women who support them show up at the Capitol wearing “Women for Kavanaugh” T-shirts, but also probably tell their daughters to put on less revealing clothes when they go out.”
Difficult to achieve more hatefulness than spewed in this article. Does it ever occur to you that all women don’t think with skin colors or body parts but with our BRAINS? Stop the character and motive attacks, give a real argument, and agree to disagree. https://t.co/n8CK9vxxnr
— MarjorieDannenfelser (@marjoriesba) October 7, 2018
It would be unbelievable, except it’s the New York Times. So it’s totally believable.
Lest anyone think I’m exaggerating or making things up over here, this @nytimes op-ed calls conservative women gender traitors in the second paragraph and indulges in some really pleasant bigotry against white women throughout. https://t.co/vEjVv4cMPt
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) October 7, 2018
It is obvious that the Times editorial staff is not taking Kavanaugh’s confirmation well, but will Democrats allow these reactionary passions to govern their future strategy?
We all know the answer.
It would be monumentally and immorally stupid for Democratic politicians to let this dangerously ridiculous piece influence their rhetoric and platform. So chances they will? At least 50-50. https://t.co/O75Skmos6H
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) October 7, 2018
The next month is going to be an intense one for Democrats.