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Fri Oct 5, 2018, 05:11 PM

The fight against these sexists is just beginning

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AS THIS article is being written, millions desperately await the decision of a handful of wealthy white senators over whether to send to the Supreme Court a man accused by three different women of sexual assault.
Regardless of whether Brett Kavanaugh is successfully rammed through the confirmation process by hateful politicians hiding behind a sham FBI investigation, a few important things have become clear.
The first is that sexual assault has become and will continue to be a defining political issue in the Donald Trump era. The second is that survivor-led protest has the potential to be a powerful radicalizing force in this deeply sexist society, and the building and development of this movement should be a high priority for the growing socialist movement.

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Fri Oct 5, 2018, 05:19 PM

1. If we want fewer wealthy white senators

then we should push harder for public funding of senatorial elections.

There's not many middle class or poor people who can take two years off from work to run for the Senate.

Maybe some kind of stipend for potential candidates who look like they have the energy and skills to pull off a successful campaign. That could be arranged through any number of pro-Democrat organizations (along with training to make them better public speakers, etc.)

Then public funding kicking in later in the process, whether the primaries or the general election.

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Fri Oct 5, 2018, 05:21 PM

2. Welcome to DU.

And yes, public funding should apply for all elections.

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