Right about now, Brett Kavanaugh must be ruing the day Trump nominated him for the Supreme Court. Since the nomination was announced, Kavanaugh has been credibly accused of attempted rape when he was in high school and had his unsettling fondness for hiring young, attractive female law clerks exposed for all to see.
Now, more damning evidence of Kavanaugh’s predatory character has emerged. The front page of today’s issue of the Yale Daily News paints a very disturbing picture of what kind of a young man he was.
The paper includes an article about Kavanaugh’s days at the university, during which he was part of an all-boys Yale secret society called “Truth and Courage” which was referred to as “Tit and Clit.” The creepily nicknamed organization eventually disappeared in the 2010’s.
Kavanaugh was also a member of the fraternity DKE, which was known for raiding female student’s rooms to steal their underwear. The organization had a reputation for mistreating women and was suspended for five years in 2010 by Yale after its members were caught on video yelling “no means yes, yes means anal” in front of the Yale Women’s Center.
Yale Daily News also revealed that the university opened an investigation into DKE this past spring after more than half a dozen of its members were accused of sexual assault.
In today's Yale Daily News: what Brett Kavanaugh was up to back in his school days, when he belonged to a secret society known as "tit and clit". Motto: No means yes. Yes means anal. pic.twitter.com/ft4JXIGaJY
— joyce maynard (@joycemaynard) September 20, 2018
Video from 2011 of DKE members chanting their horrific rape exhortations can still be found on Youtube:
Clearly, Kavanaugh has long been steeped in a culture of misogyny and sexual misconduct. It’s naive to think that he didn’t take part in similar behavior when it’s apparent so many of his fellows did. He comes from a world of entitlement, where the demeaning and abuse of women is treated as an enjoyable joke.
It certainly follows that a young man who attempted rape at a high school party would go on to join a misogynist secret society and a fraternity known for its sexual aggression towards women.
If there’s even a chance this man is an attempted rapist — and it’s it’s looking more and more like he is— he cannot be allowed to seize a lifelong appointment on the Supreme Court. Such a despicable human being can’t be trusted with such immense power to shape our laws for decades.