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Wed Aug 17, 2016, 09:51 AM

 

The coming storm of sexism. Being President while female:

It will be much worse after she's elected is the gist of the article. Please don't alert because the author used the word bitch. It's an excellent piece and very PRO HRC.


A Hillary Clinton presidential victory promises to usher in a new age of public misogyny.


Get ready for the era of The Bitch.

If Hillary Clinton wins the White House in November, it will be a historic moment, the smashing of the preeminent glass ceiling in American public life. A mere 240 years after this nationís founding, a woman will occupy its top office. Americaís daughters will at last have living, breathing, pantsuit-wearing proof that they too can grow up to be president.


A Clinton victory also promises to usher in four-to-eight years of the kind of down-and-dirty public misogyny you might expect from a stag party at Roger Ailesís house.

You know itís coming. As hyperpartisanship, grievance politics, and garden-variety rage shift from Americaís first black commander-in-chief onto its first female one, so too will the focus of political bigotry. Some of it will be driven by genuine gender grievance or discomfort among some at being led by a woman. But in plenty of other cases, slamming Hillary as a bitch, a c**t (Thanks, Scott Baio!), or a menopausal nut-job (an enduringly popular theme on Twitter) will simply be an easy-peasy shortcut for dismissing her and delegitimizing her presidency.

Either way, itíll be best to brace for some in-your-face sexist drivel in the coming years. Despite progress in the business world, women as top executives still prompt an extra shot of public scrutiny. (Just ask Marissa Mayer or Sheryl Sandberg or Carly Fiorina.) And just as Barack Obamaís election did not herald a shiny, new post-racial America, Clintonís would not deliver one of gender equality and enlightenment. So goes progress: Two steps forward, one step back(lash). As the culture changes, people resent that change start freaking out, others look to exploit their fear, and things can turn really, really nasty on their way to getting better.

Much more:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/08/the-era-of-the-bitch-is-coming/496154/

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 09:54 AM

1. It's already been going on throughout the campaign.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 09:54 AM

2. Yes and MSNBC MISOGYNY will greatly surpass Fox.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 09:54 AM

3. We've already seen it aplenty.

 

And, to be blunt, not all of it came/comes from those identifying themselves as being on the right.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 09:59 AM

4. and to be equally blunt, some of the charges of sexism were bullshit.

 

In any case, the author is correct. It will be far more in evidence if she's elected.

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 10:05 AM

5. some, of course, but certainly not all

 

it was also evident in 2008 (pro-Obama tshirts saying "Bros before Hos" were a thing)

It may blow up more, it may get a more vigorous beat down than the racism did, hope the latter but certainly recognize the strong possibility of the former

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 11:23 AM

11. a small minority were, and a larger majority of the accusations were right on the mark. nt

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 10:13 AM

6. Bitches get shit DONE! I, for one, am embracing the monkier of "BITCH"! Yaassss, my BITCHES!

The article links to this classic!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 10:18 AM

7. The New War on Women, now with extra steroids and even more testosterone.

It can only get worse. Think of what Obama has endured, plus the decades of rightwing conspiracy theories that fuel the anti-Clinton crowd, then factor in the overarching misogyny and fears of powerful females in positions of authority, and the last 8 years will seem like a cakewalk.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 10:48 AM

8. No doubt.

We have already seen it.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 10:49 AM

9. Postmenopausal nut job is probably more accurate given Hillary's age. n/t

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 11:13 AM

10. "Others look to exploit their fear" is the takeaway from that article.

In my lifetime, Kennedy was a secret papist, LBJ was afraid of J.Edgar Hoover, Carter was a cowering weaking, Clinton was poor white trash, Gore was boringly stiff, Kerry was a Pink tie lover, and Obama was a secret Muslim foreigner.

Why should we expect anything less that Hillary Clinton being called a bitch?

More and more Republican women appear to be waking up. You can see it in their faces behind Trump during his speeches. Not all of them are looking lovingly at him these days. And you can't win elections without women.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 11:31 AM

12. For some reason I think it will be different..

The public and media will be misogynostic for sure..but in Congress, in Senate - everyone has said they can work with her, including Republicans. A whole bunch of repubs are on her side. It will be unlike Obama where everyone was against him from Day 1. She will shine there with her ability to work with everyone.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 11:40 AM

13. On January 20th, they can call Hillary whatever they want.

She'll still be their president and the most powerful person on Earth. Nothing will hurt these "critics" more than having to acknowledge that simple fact.

It's been true during the last eight years with President Obama and it'll be true under President Clinton.

I love reminding these haters

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