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Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractures her ribs and Twitter quickly offers to donate their bones

For her safety and ours, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be wrapped in bubble wrap at all times. The 85-year-old icon fell in her office on Wednesday night, fracturing three of her ribs. Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital for observation on Thursday morning. The injury prevented her from attending an investiture ceremony...CONTINUE READING

What sexual assault survivors and activists are doing now after Kavanaugh confirmation

It was almost 5:30 p.m. ET on Friday. Sen. Susan Collins, once a swing vote, had just announced her plan to confirm Kavanaugh, all but guaranteeing his lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Jess Morales Rockett, political director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) — who you might recognize from a video where she...CONTINUE READING

Women’s March plans #CancelKavanaugh protest to sway senators before confirmation vote

The internet’s mood can be described in two words, one hashtag: #CancelKavanaugh.  In a final effort to stop Brett Kavanaugh‘s confirmation, the Women’s March and other organizations have announced the Cancel Kavanaugh march, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 4Nationwide demonstrations are also scheduled for the next few days.   Some reports...CONTINUE READING

Stephen Colbert unpacks Christine Blasey Ford’s ‘heartbreaking’ testimony at Kavanaugh hearing

The Late Show host Stephen Colbert has unpacked what he dubbed “one of the longest days I can remember— and keep in mind I’ve been to a Renaissance fair.” In two monologues, Colbert unpacked Christine Blasey Ford’s “deeply moving … believable and heartbreaking” testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and then, the rage-filled statement...CONTINUE READING

No, you weren’t hallucinating Lindsey Graham’s ferocious tirade

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How to cope when the country is debating whether to believe Christine Blasey Ford

The women of America who believe and support sexual assault survivors want a break. They want a reprieve from the attacks on Christine Blasey Ford, who was forced to recall excruciating memories of a high school sexual assault before the Senate Judiciary Committee — and the entire nation — on Thursday. They see themselves, or...CONTINUE READING

Christine Blasey Ford details the harassment she received after Kavanaugh allegations

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Someone left a poignant note for Christine Blasey Ford ahead of the Kavanaugh hearing

An unknown individual left a note for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Thursday ahead of her testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The note, which was placed on a witness table and written on Senate stationary, reads, “Good luck, Dr. Ford.”  It’s a kind gesture, probably, but it’s also a little foreboding. SEE ALSO:...CONTINUE READING

Ted Cruz’s dinner was gatecrashed by protesters against Brett Kavanaugh

If Ted Cruz thought his Monday night dinner was going to be quiet, uninterrupted affair, he thought wrong. The Texas senator was forced to leave a restaurant in Washington D.C., in a scene all too familiar to Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. SEE ALSO: People across the country stage walk outs in solidarity...CONTINUE READING

Senator Hirono wants men to ‘just shut up’ and ‘do the right thing for a change’

It’s been a particularly brutal week for women on Capitol Hill, and Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii is sick of it. Asked about the allegations against Kavanaugh on Tuesday, Hirono expressed deep frustrations with the entire Senate Judiciary process, accusing the White House of victimizing Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s accuser. Mazie Hirono: “I just want...CONTINUE READING
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