By elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy. -George Carlin
Question #93066 posted on 05/14/2020 7:38 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Do you think feminists who opposed Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination over his alleged attempted sexual assault are hypocrites for not believing similar allegations made against Joe Biden?

Whatever happened to "believe all women?"

Why does it seem people only believe accusations of wrongdoing when they're leveled against political opponents?


Albert M. Atterberg


Dear Atterberg, 

For the record, nearly every person I know who calls themself a feminist *DOES* believe the allegations against Biden, and we're super upset that he's the nominee. The female Board writers left a few flagettes all supporting that idea. 

Many of the people who want to vote blue in the election are really torn up because they do not feel good about voting for him and are considering voting third party instead. We've got values, and it's not about party affiliation or 'political opponents'. It's about not raping women, how about that? 

The problem is, the establishments and committees and people with money tied up in the party don't always do what their constituents would agree with. And that's a whole other thing to be mad about. 



(c/o Alta) 

posted on 05/15/2020 3:40 p.m.
I realize that having a "corrections" button is not the same as soliciting answers from the floor, so I understand if you have to reject this more-of-a-comment-than-a-correction. But I thought I'd try.

To Atterberg: I really hope you'll read this article, which I think is a an apt assessment of the double-bind women find themselves in going into the 2020 election. It's specifically about how being offered the VPship would be a poisoned chalice for a potential running mate, but I think it describes well how feminists in general - who, as Guesthouse says, DO believe Tara Reade's allegations - find themselves in a catch-22 not of their own making.