Sunday's Washington Post didn't just include Kathleen Parker's defense of Lindsey Graham. The paper also made space for Andi Zeisler,the co-founder of "**** Media" -- which sells "Filled With Rage" mugs -- to insist Kavanaugh is guilty, guilty, guilty based on 1980s teen comedies and knee-jerk assumptions that every accuser is "resonant."
The headline was "When men bond over the sexual humiliation of women." Zeisler wasn't interested in witnesses -- who needs witnesses? Every Kavanaugh accuser was a victim, no questions asked:
Tale - Boy - Girl - Bedroom - Down
So while the tale of a 17-year-old boy chasing a 15-year-old girl into a bedroom, pinning her down and clamping his hand over her mouth as he inelegantly tugs at her clothes is bad enough, the real animating cause is the other boy in the room, egging him on and laughing. For women who’ve experienced something like them, the stories of Ford, Deborah Ramirez, Renate Schroeder Dolphin and Julie Swetnick don’t sound like simple youthful indiscretions, but rather like sickening visceral reminders of a time when our fear and pain were compounded by the snickers and cheers of those who witnessed it as entertainment. The smarmy references to “Renate Alumnius” on the yearbook pages of Kavanuagh and his friends; the laughter surrounding Ramirez, already an outsider among her Yale peers, as Kavanaugh allegedly wagged his **** in her face — these stories have been resonant for many women who have had their own bodies, fears and struggles to get away witnessed as entertainment.
Zeisler then listed films like Porky's, Private School, School Spirit, Getting It On, Sixteen Candles, and Revenge of the Nerds. It would...
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