mad. So mad that I can spit. Throw stuff. Holla. Make some noise.
What is a righteous woman to do? I'm about to throw me a Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh may have made it to the Supreme Court, but he also needs to
make it to ignominy. In other words, he needs to go down in
disgrace, not because he was accused of sexual assault, not because
Senate Democrats never got his work product they asked for from the
Bush Administration, not because there is some evidence that he
perjured himself when he testified to the Senate during his hearing.
Kavanaugh needs to go down in disgrace because he is an intemperate,
rude, sexist who managed to maneuver himself onto the Supreme Court
because his sponsor, the genital-grabbing President of the United
States, stood by him.
have seen such a disgraceful performance as Kavanaugh's 45-minute
diatribe at the Senate Judiciary Committee. More than two thousand
law professors said his demeanor was so objectionable that he was
unqualified for the court. The former dean of the Yale Law School
called his presence on the court “a national disaster."
He was confirmed by the narrowest of margins and is poised to move
the court to the right, imperiling all kinds of human rights,
including voting rights, a woman's right to choose, and other rights.
his outburst and his ignorance, he deserves to go down in history,
not as a Supreme Court Justice but as a singular example of white
male rage and privilege. So let’s make Kavanaugh a noun, verb,
and adjective of disgrace. As a noun, it's straightforward. It's a
synonym for hot, crazy, intemperate, loud, woman-interrupting fit.
Noun. He pulled a Kavanaugh on us. That’s what we say when a
fool white man loses it, gains some redness, inhales barrels of
water, and simply makes a spectacle of himself. As an example,
didn’t Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) pull a Kavanaugh when he
had an outburst during the Senate hearings?
outburst set a standard for outrageousness. When women of color
raise their voice and lose their tempers, think Serena Williams at
the US Open, they are vilified with hostile and racist cartoons
coming from all over the world. I’ve yet to see a Kavanaugh
cartoon that has lava coming out of his head or through his ears. I
say lava, but given the line of questioning, it might well be another
liquid, maybe beer. Since Kavanaugh has set a standard for
outrageousness, let’s memorialize it by making him that kind of
could also be a verb. He is just Kavenaughing for attention, we
might say to the perpetrator of an outburst. Lots of Kavenaughing
going on on Capitol Hill. Let’s just call it as it is. Not a
fit. Not a tantrum. Not a loss of control. But a Kavanaugh.
particular aspect of the Kavanaugh, or Kavenaughing, is interrupting,
especially interrupting women. So the use of the Kavanaugh noun,
verb, adjective is easily adaptable to the workplace, given the
frequency with which men enjoy interrupting women. Please, don't
Kavanaugh me today, I’d like to make my point, a woman might
say. Or we’ve had enough Kavanaughing for today, let’s
conform to codes of civility. Can’t you see how invoking the
name of the great interrupter puts everything in perspective? To
Kavanaugh is to interrupt, to disrespect, to come back with a tepid
apology, and to be assured that you will get away with it.
there is an adjective here. An adjective is descriptive, and
Kavanaugh is sure-nuff a descriptive. That was a Kavanaugh fool.
She threw a Kavenaugh fit. I won’t have a Kavanaugh worker in
my shop. We can’t pay for Kavanaugh water consumption, we’re
on a budget. There was so much in that Kavanaugh performance to link
to a noun, verb, pronoun that I'm sure my Kavanaugh fit hardly
scratches the surface.
51 Senators who confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to be a Justice of the
Supreme Court represent a minority (about 45 percent) of the
population. That alone is ground for considering amendments to the
Constitution. More importantly, while we in the majority can’t
immediately impeach, but we can immediately induct him into the Hall
of Shame by making him a noun, verb, adverb (and for that matter a
pronoun and an exclamation point). I am about to go somewhere,
holler and scream at a job interview, and just have myself a nice