Thursday’s SCOTUS hearing on the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh was a study in contrasts.
On one side, there was the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford: calm, collected, credible. On the other, there was Kavanaugh: screaming, dissembling, and unabashedly partisan. (At one point, he described the allegations against him, bewilderingly, as “revenge on behalf of the Clintons.”)
As we pointed out yesterday, Kavanaugh’s entire performance (and women’s reactions to it) could be summed up in one image. As much as that photo of an infuriated Kavanaugh said on its own, a lot of Twitter users had something to add to it, giving us a meme that zeroes in on the hypocrisy of the whole sham hearing in which a white man from a privileged socioeconomic background who’s been accused of sexual assault yelled and deflected his way through several hours of questions, openly disrespecting at least one (female) Democratic senator. There’s nothing remotely funny about Kavanaugh’s likely confirmation to the Supreme Court. But the meme at least gives those of us who are feeling our own anger and disbelief today an outlet.
Here are our favorite examples of the Kavanaugh rage meme (along with one casting suggestion for future films). Some of them use explicit language, others make inside jokes. All are preferable to actually hearing Kavanaugh scream.
I am a WHITE MAN, GODDAMMIT! The United States Constitution was WRITTEN FOR ME!! pic.twitter.com/6hSJc9MoLq
— Rebecca Shuri She Ready Carroll (@rebel19) September 27, 2018
I AM A VIRGIN WITH A CALENDAR pic.twitter.com/bkgiOE2tAV
— Noah Garfinkel (@NoahGarfinkel) September 27, 2018
I DRIVE A DODGE STRATUS! pic.twitter.com/8BGOPRRhBI
— Olivia Aguilar (@aguilarolivia) September 27, 2018
I HAVE NOT RAPED EVERY WOMAN IN MY LIFE. I HAVE FEMALE LADY KIDS. I CAN LOOK AT A CURVY TREE WITHOUT CUMMING. pic.twitter.com/TAF5KahmWy
— Hana Michels (@HanaMichels) September 27, 2018
MILK IS TOO GODDAMN SPICY!!! pic.twitter.com/vI21gytE0r
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) September 27, 2018
Bob Odenkirk with his head in his hands, groaning, "I'm gonna have to play this asshole someday, aren't I."
— April Wolfe (@AWolfeful) September 27, 2018
The impartial umpire not motivated by politics has logged on pic.twitter.com/4AZ891B1US
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) September 28, 2018
IT WAS BEACH WEEK!!!! pic.twitter.com/qrxITkIJRR
— Alex Blagg (@alexblagg) September 27, 2018
— Shannon DeVido (@shannondevido) September 27, 2018
Tfw you’ve never been held accountable for your actions pic.twitter.com/20qOsUTZa8
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) September 27, 2018