There are no neat lessons to draw from the Kavanaugh debacle. This episode is a stinging indictment of a system that channels white male rage right up to the highest position in the U.S. justice system, leaving a woman who came forward to relive the trauma of sexual assault and to manage her feelings—and death threats—on her own.
Brett Kavanaugh, pictured July 9, 2018, with his family and U.S. President Donald Trump. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The fallout from the confirmation of U.S. President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, provides ample evidence that feelings can become weaponized in politics to uphold (white) male privilege.
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'The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General,' the commissioner's report says.