Happy Sunday everyone! I hope we are all ready to go back to class tomorrow, I know I’m not. Anyway, what better way to end a weekend than on a Feminist Note. Now let’s all have a chat about the “Birds and the bees.” 😉
“I think it’s time I have the birds and the bees talk with your brother,” this was what my grandma said to me on one of our phone conversations this past week. Imagine my surprise when my grandma says she has to have a conversation with my 17-year old brother about the “birds and bees”. I say to her, “Don’t you think it’s a little late for this chat with him? And shouldn’t he have had it with our dad by now?” My grandma wasn’t talking about that type of chat however. She was referring to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and her case against the Supreme Court Nominee, Brett M. Kavanaugh.
Pictured above is a snippet of an article that published shortly after the case summarizing the two opposing sides of the debate. Now, I’m not going to give any background this time because Everyone should know about this case because it deals directly with all of us and who we want representing our judicial system. My grandma brought this to my attention because apparently my brother was saying things such as, “why is she coming out now after all of this time? Oh, she’s just after the money and the fame.” I was shocked to find my brother having these types of opinions and I’m more shocked that he had the nerve to vocalize them in my house.
What shocked me the most was my grandma’s response.”In those days men did whatever they wanted with us and most of the time when and if we spoke up we were the ones that were asking for it and we were the ones to get in trouble.” What started off as a normal grandma-granddaughter chat got us on a much bigger discussion and I’m bringing it to you all on this lovely Sunday evening.
Why is Christine Blasey Ford, a survivor, receiving the email hacking, the death threats and the back lash? When all she did was speak her truth. And why are all of these men that did not know Brett Kavanaugh when he was 17-years old coming forward to speak on the behalf of him? As if this is just a minor accusation and all he should get is a slap on the wrist? I am sick and tired and I know I’m not the only one.
“If you don’t want men to be dragged down by decades-old accusations of rape, then you need to crack down on minutes-old accusations of rape as they happen.” https://t.co/CzrasksF8v
— N. K. Jemisin (@nkjemisin) September 18, 2018
Pictured above is a tweet I came across, you all will learn soon how much I, @FerociousFem, love twitter. It’s my daily source of gossip and I’M HERE FOR IT. But this twitter user breaks it down to the issue at hand, let us support survivors in upholding their truth, in the moment and let’s have the “birds and the bees” talk with all of our boys and girls! I think it is so important that we continue to follow this case, I know I will. Oh, and y’all wish my brother good luck cause if my grandma doesn’t get some sense into him, I’m coming after him.