Comedian Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajowski were arrested protesting the nomination of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh last week, due to the multiple counts of sexual assault allegations made against the man. Emily Ratajkowski said : “Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power. Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is a message to women in this country that they do not matter. I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men.” Emily was arrested during the protest, alongside comedian, and friend, Amy Schumer in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, following the release of the FBI report for Brett Kavanaugh. Schumer, gave an emotional speech to thousands in which she said : “No matter how this goes, they cannot keep us down. We will win. A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t matter". Later, when asked by an officer “do you want to be arrested?” Schumer said “yes” and she and Ratajkowski were lead away along with other non-violent protestors.
Here to discuss this story are our hosts, Shira Lazar, Ryan Mitchell, and our special guest, Glozell. Glozell is a YouTuber and comedian, here to talk about changes to her YouTube channel, being a mom
She’s here to talk to us about changes to her YouTube channel, being a mom, and her role in Wreck it Ralph 2 and of course -- the protests happening at the Kavanaugh nomination hearings. Glozell is amazed at the power of these women who do what it takes to do the right thing. Ryan calls it a major moment but is worried that the administration is not listening to women. Glozell is wondering why we can't elect a judge who doesn't have these issues, and Shira points out -- this whole thing is a job interview! There are other people who could have the job! Ryan sees this as an attempt to keep as many white people in the supreme court as possible. Shira points out however that no matter what, it's important these two women, and all of the women around the world who made their voices heard, did something, despite the overpowering force from those who want to continue misogynistic policy. "The change is going to happen", Glozell says, finishing off the segment.
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