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October 10 2018

Vogue Fashion Blogger: Who's Up for Burning It All Down?

by Charlotte Hays

Remember when Vogue was about fashion?

Vogue blogger Maya Singer's long post headlined "Who's For Burning It All Down?" is of interest primarily as a minor culture artifact: Who knew the call for revolution would come from Vogue magazine?

Singer's hands are "shaking with rage," but that doesn't prevent her from typing a long post in which the French Revolution looms large. Ms. Singer sees the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh being a milestone on our road to revolution:

If you’d asked me, before last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings with Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, where we were on the road to revolution, I’d have said we were somewhere around “the people are very mad but they’re working within the system.” As of today, I feel like the revolution could kick off any minute now, because with the vote to send Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the GOP (and Joe Manchin) have officially flipped us the bird.

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Much of the recent discussion of Kavanaugh’s nomination has turned on the rights of women. And justly so. It’s an undigestible, poisonous irony that a man credibly accused of sexual assault—twice credibly, by my lights, and another time that, for the sake of rigor, I’ll give a pass—will sit on the highest court in the land and hear cases pertaining to the autonomy of women’s bodies. Indeed, given that he’ll be taking his seat on the Court alongside Clarence Thomas, credibly accused sexual harasser, and forming a reliable conservative majority with his seat-stealing former Georgetown Prep classmate Neil Gorsuch, I really wouldn’t be surprised if millions of American women spend the weekend Googling “how to make Molotov cocktails.” (See, I told you I’d get there.)

And make no mistake, women do start revolutions. As Mike Duncan elucidated, in my beloved Revolutions podcast, the French one only got started in earnest when thousands of furious Parisiennes marched on Versailles. The National Guard—the King’s army—met them along the way, and, hedging their bets, decided to see the ladies to the palace gates. Mass uprising: It works! (Sometimes.)

There is something clueless in a privileged fashion writer comparing herself to the hungry women of Paris who marched on Versailles.

Vague is still a fashion magazine It's just that left wing politics are the fashion.  



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