This is being re-posted and pinned to the front page for a day or so- so the Women+ community can discuss the Ford/ Kavanaugh testimony and it’s aftermath. This feels really significant, for lots of reasons. The regular politics thread has sort of a live blog going on and I encourage you all to check in with it.
Here is a place for us to us women+ to get into some of the finer points that we feel need to be discussed, or just, you know, logically explain the anger without seeming unhinged or crying.
Or, how about we just say what we want to be all “mad” and “hysterical?” Because Kavanaugh’s outraged, indignant testimony is OFFENSIVE?
I do encourage non -women to read, and “listen” because this is kind of a big deal.
Some guidelines to help this space be a positive experience for everyone:
☮ As always with the AVCAD, don’t feel compelled to share beyond your comfort level.
☮ Anyone who identifies as female, or who was socialized female/AFAB/otherwise has firsthand experience with the issues being discussed, is welcome to post. If you identify as cis-male, we ask that you please set your participation to “lurk” mode, unless otherwise explicitly invited to participate further (i.e. if we did an AMA kind of thread). I’m sure there’s plenty to be gleaned just by reading!
☮ Please do your best to be mindful of others’ experiences when commenting or posing questions for the group. The female identity is Legion and contains multitudes, and not everyone who has experience with being treated as female by society identifies as female. Furthermore, racial and ethnic identities, sexual orientation, and many other factors can color how one experiences their gender identity on a day-to-day basis.