The Best Feminist Memes From the Kavanaugh Hearing
Oct 1, 2018
Every day under the administration of president 45 seems like another episode of "The Handmaid's Tale"— but the Kavanaugh hearings takes the cake for a dramatic, cliffhanger season finale.
One of these is from today's hearing. The other is a still from The Handmaid's Tale. pic.twitter.com/SXJ3d8XqAH— Aaron Fullerton (@AaronFullerton) September 27, 2018
With echoes of the 1991 Anita Hill testimony, on Sept. 27, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford stood before the Senate Judiciary Committee to recount her allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. While Dr. Ford gave a heroic testimony and proved herself to be credible in the eyes of many, the fate of women's rights hangs in the balance as the committee casts their votes on whether or not to recommend Judge Kavanaugh to the most powerful court in the country— scary, we know. (If you didn't tune into the hearings, you can check out all the highlights from our coverage here.)
But don't worry, even in such tumultuous times, we can always rely on the internet to make it seem like everything might just be okay— or at least give us something to laugh about. Here are the best feminist memes and moments that make us hopeful for the future:
Mazie Hirono: "I just want to say to the men of this country: Just shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change." (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/pUbyrXeeiu— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 18, 2018
MAKER Mazie Hirono called out men in the country and across the country to "shut up and step up" against the culture of sexual violence towards women.
Democratic women of the House marching to Kavanaugh confirmation vote. Echoes of Anita Hill. pic.twitter.com/0O6Rc3SeAP— Sheryl Gay Stolberg (@SherylNYT) September 28, 2018
Just like in the 1991 Anita Hill hearings, a village of women backed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
These two heroes, who confronted @JeffFlake this morning, just changed the course of the Kavanaugh process. We❤️you so much, @AnaMariaArchil2 and Maria Gallagher. #StopKavanaughpic.twitter.com/Hd4gxLWcCE— Make the Road Action (@MaketheRoadAct) September 28, 2018
Sexual assault survivors Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher bravely cornered Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) after he announced he would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The Senator has since reversed his announcement, asking for an FBI investigation into Christine Blasey Ford's allegations.
Mark this day. Today, people of goodwill, with women leading, will begin to stand and work for justice, systemic change and political integrity more strategically and intensely than ever; and will begin to build more coalitions that bend with the arc of the moral universe.— Be A King (@BerniceKing) September 28, 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King's youngest daughter reminds Americans to turn our anger about the state of our country into action, as her father did years ago.
I've never wished so hard that Alyssa Milano was a real witch. pic.twitter.com/Oqaw7210eq— Meredith B. Kile (@em_bee_kay) September 27, 2018
In 1991, 1,600 African-American women took out a full-page ad in the @nytimes to show support for Anita Hill.— MAKERS (@MAKERSwomen) September 26, 2018
In today's NYT, 1600 male allies, in a crowdfunded effort, place a full-page ad in support of Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford.https://t.co/EA6ojVD8mPpic.twitter.com/Z32SoTBiih
Shout out to all the feMANists out there fighting the good fight.
I stand in awe of #DrChristineBlaseyFord. A woman old enough to remember the abuse of #AnitaHill, fully aware of what was going to happen to her life and yet, like her— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) September 27, 2018
30 yrs earlier, she persevered. Thank you Dr Ford 🙏🏻
And last, but definitely not least, thank you, Dr. Ford.
We know that it's been a hell of a week— but here's what you can do to turn your anger into action.