Tag: Misogyny

Is THIS what it takes today?

Is THIS what it takes today?

Earlier this morning I posted the following article on Donald Trump:

Trump: I was being an entertainer when I insulted women

The pull quote comes from this longer interview with Nevada NBC News 3’s interviewer Jim Snyder, who spoke with Trump just before he took the stage at a rally

EXCLUSIVE | One-on-one with presidential candidate Donald Trump

In my post, I said the following: “Here’s a tip, Donald. We don’t think you’re entertaining. We think you’re scary as hell. Go f*ck yourself.” Continue reading “Is THIS what it takes today?”

Can you vilify Hillary Clinton without being called sexist? Signs point to no…

Can you vilify Hillary Clinton without being called sexist? Signs point to no…

A friend posited the following on her FB page (paraphrased here).

“It seems that Hillary is attacked due to gender-based perceptions: She’s cold, manipulative, sneaky, can’t be trusted, and so on. Very few people are speaking about the actual issues. Foreign policy? Hillary has laid out a comprehensive set of goals and stances. Trump said that generals are impotent and we must throw money at them. The economy? Hillary has a plan with specifics, goals, and a path to reach them. Trump said “I’m successful and that’s enough.” Yet instead of discussing the differences in policies, people complain about Hillary’s demeanor and call her “cold,” which is just a smidgen away from being called “frigid,” which implies that her worth is tied to how much she enjoys sex. Which has what to do with the Presidency?”

I thought it was a good question, and I’ve been hammering at the answer all day. It’s complicated, because the second one brings up the question of gender in politics, lots of people (mostly men) go instantly on the defensive.

Sound like anyone you know? Continue reading “Can you vilify Hillary Clinton without being called sexist? Signs point to no…”

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