Sunday, October 07, 2018

Gentlemen

As lawmakers took to the Senate floor on Friday (10/5/20108) to vote to advance Brett Kavanaugh‘s nomination to the highest court in the country, a group of men took over the street just outside the Supreme Court to protest, chanting, “Believe women! Believe survivors!”
14 men are seen standing on the crosswalk in front of the federal building, linking arms and providing their reason for the protest.



“We stand as participants who will bend the moral arc of the universe towards justice so that this nation shall rise up and stand with survivors, stand with women, stand on the right side of justice,” one man said, echoing the words of Martin Luther King Jr. “We as men have come to stand with our sisters, who have for so long pushed this country forward, who have given birth to this nation. And we as their sons are standing firm to let the United States Senate know that we are watching. We are watching their decisions.”
While another continued, “It is us as men who are responsible for the trauma and the pain of women. And it’s us as men who are responsible for starting to heal it. We’re just trying to be held accountable for our own mistakes.


The 14 men were arrested, as shown in the film above

I have been searching twitter for the names of these gentlemen and have only found half of them.  If you'd like to thank them via twitter, here are their handles:

@mysonnenygeneral
@gabrielnoble1
@lucasfleischer
@samwhiteout
@rob_bennett
@OliverHidWoh
@KirstenJohnFoy
@ReedNelson01
@MichaelSkolnik


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