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Power Trip

How the Patriarchy Protects Itself

The Brett Kavanaugh circus shows us how little has changed

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TThe men of the Senate Judiciary Committee stepped carefully into last week’s hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, well aware that the specter of Justice Clarence Thomas’ 1991 confirmation was still in the room. Those closely watching…