Caroline Criado-Perez

A Pox on the Patriarchy

Kavanaugh and Ronaldo allegations prove institutional muscle memory always backs men

The monstrous regiment of women with their blabbing #MeToo mouths has descended — and men everywhere are scared. Very scared. Allegedly.

In America, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been accused by Professor Christine Blasey Ford of sexually assaulting her in high school. She said during her testimony on Capitol Hill that she believed he was going to rape her. He has also been accused by fellow Yale classmate, Deborah Ramirez, of exposing his penis to her while at college. Kavanaugh has angrily denied the accusations.

Cristiano Ronaldo — one of the world’s most famous and highest-paid sports stars — has been accused of rape by teacher Kathryn Mayorga. Ronaldo has also denied the accusations, calling rape “an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in.”

Allegedly, both men’s careers now hang in the balance. Judge Kavanaugh may lose the privilege of a lifetime appointment to the US Supreme Court, having instead to settle for the lifetime appointment he already holds to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Meanwhile, Ronaldo, who has a few years left of being a top-flight footballer, will not play in Portugal’s next four internationals.

These are heavy prices indeed for a little alleged sexual assault and rape, but luckily for both Kavanaugh and Ronaldo, it looks like the closing of ranks is already well in progress.

Continue reading this article at CNN.


This entry was posted on October 5, 2018 by in Uncategorized.
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