This undated photo of Julie Swetnick was released by her attorney Michael Avenatti via Twitter, Wednesday, Sept. 26. 2018. The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing allegations by Swetnick, accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, a panel spokesman said. (Michael Avenatti via AP)
Since the dawn of the #MeToo movement, there has been a growing tendency to trust women and their accusations against alleged male abusers immediately, fully, and without question. If there’s anything that the recent past has shown us, it’s that this is an extremely dangerous precedent to set.
Now, we’re dealing with Kavanaugh accuser number three, thanks to creepy porn lawyer and maybe presidential hopeful, Michael Avenatti.
Like Ford and Ramirez before her, Julie Swetnick is unable to prove anything beyond her own word. Her signed declaration is a lot of talk without any specifics. As Brandon Morse said, “In fact, at this time, Swetnick’s entire claim is implicating Kavanaugh is guilty of doing everything without accusing him of doing anything.” It’s only been a short while since her accusations were revealed and already, the situation is not going well for her and her fame-obsessed counsel, which Morse discusses here.
Not only is it being reported that she can provide no eyewitnesses…
BREAKING: Congressional sources say new Kavanaugh accuser Swetnick can offer no eyewitness or other evidence to show the SCOTUS nominee participated in any alleged "gang rape" or forced himself on girls, and that she only personally witnessed him drinking "excessively" at parties
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) September 26, 2018
But there has been plenty of FBI involvement up to this point…
FBI already investigated latest accusation—six full-field background investigations of Judge Kavanaugh, yet none turned up alleged drug-running, gang-rape operation he supposedly ran as a teenager.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) September 26, 2018
And a high school friend of Kavanaugh even scoffs at Swetnick’s claims…
Kav HS friend Meghan McCaleb: “This claim is absolutely false and absurd. We never hung out with anyone from Gaithersburg High School, there was never any drug use at our parties, and the fact that she is coming out and saying that is such an insult to Brett and to all of us."
— Keith Appell (@keithcrc) September 26, 2018
While all those aspects point to her claims being absolutely false, and at the very least, unable to be substantiated, there is a much more concerning feature. Specifically, her keeping quiet when the supposed sexual assaults were happening. As former managing editor of RedState, Leon Wolf, says, this is the number one reason to not place stock in Swetnick’s statements.
I can't think of anyone's word I'd trust less than someone who admitted to me that, over the span of two years, she watched multiple women get gang raped and did nothing about it.
— Leon Wolf (@LeonHWolf) September 26, 2018
If everything that she is saying is true, then how can she be an advocate for women? Does she care at all about the supposed victims? Why was she silent for 37 years? The answer is quite simple: she is in this for her own gain. She wants the spotlight to be on her alone.
Blind belief is harmful. Despite what the members of the #MeToo movement and their energetic allies insist, never questioning women when they bring forth an accusation does no one any good. In fact, the case has been made that it makes the environment much more dangerous for legitimate claims of sexual assault. Remember the “Rape on Campus” story at Rolling Stone that was eventually retracted? Essentially, the story asked readers to acknowledge that a rape epidemic exists nationwide. While there are of course instances of sexual assault and abuse on college campuses, there is not a widespread outbreak like what Leftist journalists love to suggest. (And this is just one of many examples of false claims.)
At this point in time, the same can be said for Judge Kavanaugh and his character. He’s an easy target because he’s President Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee. If we’re honest, he’s been a marked man from the start. He is facing a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land, so claims against his integrity should be taken seriously. However, they should never be taken as gospel truth just because a female states them during a time when society is highly charged to condemn men without question.
Swetnick is showing that when pressed for evidence to support her claims, her story falls apart.
I’m sure these statements will get some backlash from Leftists who believe that when any charge is made against any man by any woman, the woman should receive 100% of our support. But this woman is saying that is the wrong path to take.
Like men, women are fallible and possessed with their own goals and agendas. They, too are selfish and concerned with advancing their own cause. In other words, we’re all human.
If we blindly trust women, we’re doing nothing but weaponizing the #MeToo movement and allowing females to use it as a platform from which to lob coordinated attacks on the patriarchy. That may sound great to 3rd-wave feminists, but it does nothing to promote a sense of equality that they claim to love.
Women – and men – deserve better.
Kimberly Ross is a senior contributor at RedState and a contributor to the Washington Examiner’s Beltway Confidential blog. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
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