WSJ: ‘Sex and the Sissy’

[One tough woman]

(Wall Street Journal) — “It is prissy. Mrs. Clinton’s supporters are now complaining about the Hillary nutcrackers sold at every airport shop. Boo hoo. If Golda Meir, a woman of not only proclaimed but actual toughness, heard about Golda nutcrackers, she would have bought them by the case and given them away as party favors.”

Comment: A good comparison of how other major female political figures have dealt with (real) sexism in comparison to Hillary Clinton and her supporters’ absolutely far-fetched cries of sexism on the campaign trail. I listened to some of them on the major news networks cite examples of “misogyny,” including that Barack Obama brushed off his shoulders (a gesture mimicking rap artist JZ’s song “dirt off your shoulder”) in response to a Hillary campaign attack, that Obama pulled a chair out for Hillary in one of their debates and that Obama told Hillary she was “likable enough” in another one of their debates. Sorry, but such “evidence” couldn’t withstand a critical test in any serious forum, perhaps not even in a feminism course. They do a disservice to women who actually suffer from sexism in the workplace by discrediting the word. I agree that there were instances of sexism in the media (for example they constantly made fun of Hillary’s pantsuits etc. while nobody ever commented on Barack Obama’s wardrobe) but this is not the reason she lost. And the irony is that if you talk to most Hillary supporters they will actually argue that she won by citing their own popular vote count as well as grievances over what happened in Michigan in Florida. It seems they want to have it both ways. There are many valid reasons why Hillary’s campaign faltered (dishonesty, polarizing personality, disingenuousness, negativity, voters preference for Obama etc. — and, man or woman, who is guaranteed to win an election anyway?) and by all reasonable measures, sexism pales in comparison to those things. They should be ashamed. They’re not.

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One Response to “WSJ: ‘Sex and the Sissy’”

  1. Dovaleh Yehudi Says:

    Damn! Golda had some huge jewbrows!!

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