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Disturbing editorial cartoon on Kavanaugh goes viral while generating mixed responses.

by Tod Perry

October 2, 2018

WARNING: This article contains disturbing illustrations.

A new cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon, published this weekend in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, has gone viral for being a powerful and disturbing depiction of the Republican Party’s continued support of alleged sexual abusers.

For the past two years, the party has backed politicians who’ve been credibly accused of sexual misconduct, namely Donald Trump and Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore. The Republican Party has continued this trend by supporting supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual abuse by three women, including Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who claimed Kavanaugh attempted to rape her in 1982.

MacKinnon’s cartoon shows a blindfolded Lady Justice being held down on a bed by Republican hands with her mouth covered. The scene is eerily similar to the Kavanaugh’s alleged attack on Ford.

The cartoon has received passionate responses on social media. Some believe it’s a powerful image that accurate skewers the GOP for its continued support of alleged sexual abusers. While others see it as a disturbing image that’s far too intense to be published.

Some believe that the cartoon is powerful because it’s disturbing and that we shouldn’t sugar coat the Republican Party’s disgusting treatment of women who claim to be the victims of sexual violence.

Share image via the Halifax Chronicle-Herald

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Disturbing editorial cartoon on Kavanaugh goes viral while generating mixed responses.