Before you say "boys will be boys," please answer these questions.
As a seventeen year old, did you:
With a friend, hold down a girl in an attempt to take advantage of her sexually?
Cover her mouth so she couldn't scream for help?
Did you include in you high school yearbook, mention of a girl (Renate) that was horribly mean and scandalous?
My guess that only a tiny fraction of a percent can answer yes to these three questions.
We don't have confirmation that Brett Kavanaugh did the first two. And, given Kavanaugh's yearbook entries, it would be nice to understand the code words, which I would guess would make him look even worse.
But my point is, using the excuse that boys will be boys does not apply to the behaviors Kavanaugh is accused of. I've had a few conversations with right wingers who support Kavanaugh's appointment. And when I bring these issues up it shuts them up. They never did anything like that and agree that it's unacceptable.
And i'm not even going to start with Kavanaugh's claim that he was a virgin into college. That would seem to be reason enough to reject his nomination. Oops. I did start. Well,
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.