AWKWARD: Viral ‘Women For Brett Kavanaugh’ Photo Has More Men Than Women In It
A month-old photo featuring women who support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is going viral for all the wrong reasons.
The image, shared on Twitter by writer and artist Eli Valley, has more men than women in it:
The carpool has arrived pic.twitter.com/n1VwcKqGAS
— Eli Valley (@elivalley) September 20, 2018
The “Women for Kavanaugh” image came from a bus tour organized in August by Concerned Women for America, a conservative group that wants to “bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.”
In 2014, Concerned Women for America received more than $8 million from the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, which is funded by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, ProPublica reported.
Last week, Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault when he was a teenager, and prior to that, he was accused of being hostile to women’s rights, including reproductive rights.
Protesters dressed in “A Handmaid’s Tale” costumes even demonstrated outside his confirmation hearing earlier this month.
The gender ratio of the group’s bus quickly drew attention on social media:
Hmmm. Why don’t women even make up the majority of the “Women for Kavanaugh” group? https://t.co/9c5fXj5txJ
— Eden Riegel (@edenriegel) September 20, 2018
“Women For Kavanaugh” is 53.85% men. pic.twitter.com/OCo16Pn4ve
— JRehling (@JRehling) September 21, 2018
If you're going to do a "women for Kavanaugh" bus maybe make sure that the men don't outnumber the women in the photo opp https://t.co/3HIXcHcTCg
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) September 20, 2018
What a white group! Primarily white men claiming to be “women for Kavanaugh”. https://t.co/HkovXx9RMl
— Jean Ann Rockett (@Jeanannrockett) September 21, 2018
I'm sure it's been pointed out that over half of the "women for Kavanaugh" are men. https://t.co/Hz5dU4EKXK
— Jemaine Clement (@AJemaineClement) September 21, 2018
Women for Kavanaugh…and the men that make sure of it. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Bf7CxDFhLs
— Queen Bee (@QueendomOfBee) September 21, 2018
The Women For Kavanaugh…But Mostly Men Bus
— Anne McCarthy (@AM_McCarthy) September 21, 2018
I don’t want to get all gender essentialist, but I can’t help noticing that 7 of the 13 “Women for Kavanaugh” here are men. pic.twitter.com/T4ZFKqE8Do
— Jeff Sharlet (@JeffSharlet) September 20, 2018
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