Wow, what a year 2018 has been. I do not know which year was the worst, 2016 or 2018? My money has to be on 2018 because so much happened in 2018 that if I counted everything that went wrong, I would probably be whole night and I still won’t finish.
One of the biggest news that emerged this year was the Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford case. Brett Kavanaugh was accused of raping Dr. Ford when they were in high school. Because Brett Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump for the position of Supreme Judge or something, the entire thing took a political twist very quickly and lo and behold, everyone on the American news was talking about it.
Among the propaganda that was being spewed out by the American media and the amount hate that was thrown at Brett Kavanaugh was astonishing, especially when considering that the verdict had not even been passed. He was immediately billed as a rapist and Dr. Ford was hailed as some hero who dared to speak against a man of power and challenge the “patriarchy”.
One of the propaganda videos that were spewed out was a video by NowThis Politics titled, ‘Men must make sure that other men believe women’.
The video was politically driven and I did not appreciate the approach the video was taking. For the uninformed, the video on the surface said that if a woman makes a claim, she should be believed because the repercussions are great when a woman speaks about her rape because she was very little gain.
But underneath all that, the video was trying to say that we should believe Dr. Ford because she is getting constantly harassed by Kavanaugh Supporters and she had very little to gain from it. Another thing about the video that rubbed me the wrong way was how the video was trying to target men but the real target were women, especially the ones who have been sexually assaulted.
Women saw the video and instantly connected with it and when such connection is formed, they stepped forward and defended any criticism lobbed towards the video. The video or the narrator did not have to defend anything about the video when there were rape victims out there defending the video and any criticism would be labelled as misogyny or hate speech.
I know because it happened to me. I made a rebuttal video to it and even though I kept a neutral stance throughout the video, it still did not sit right with some people. The video is embedded below if you want to see it.
I do put my hands up that the video could have been better because I forgot to include some bits of information. This is the beauty of the internet today. What I could not include in the video, I will include here on my website.
Dr. Ford’s GoFundMe account:
“Very little to gain”, said Allan in the NowThis video. Well, according to the Go Fund Me site,
Team Christine Blasey Ford managed to raise $647,610. Yes, you read that correct. Now, truth be told, there was a fundraiser for Brett Kavanaugh as well but it was not as much was Dr. Ford. More information about both their fundraisers can be found here, which also clearly states that BOTH parties received death threats.
Two women admitted they lied about the rape:
Now, this does NOT, in any way means that Dr. Ford is lying, but two women who had previously accused Brett Kavanaugh admitted that they lied about the accusation.
Many women who support #MeToo don’t support Dr. Ford:
Yes, you read that correct too. To my surprise, when I tweeted out the link for my video, it was retweeted by a lot of women who support #MeToo.
And this is why #BelieveWomen should not be supported and NowThis Politics should be ashamed of themselves for churning such a video out.https://t.co/W0tJZTfGME#BelieveHer #BelieveAllWomen #BelieveTheVictim #HowAboutNo #PresumptionOfInnocence pic.twitter.com/j4ahGoYTAD
— Suneil Angel (@SuneilAngel) November 4, 2018
Michael Avenatti got trolled by 4Chan:
Now, I do not know how much truth there is to this story but apparently, someone 4Chan user managed to troll Michael Avenatti, the legal representative of women who filed cases against Brett Kavanaugh into believing that he was speaking to a woman who was raped by Kavanaugh in high school. I am not going to elaborate on this but the video embedded below pretty much sums it up. Once again, I am not sure how true the story is but if it is, Michael Avenatti needs to reconsider his career options.