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La Lioness Priyanka

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Name: Priyanka
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Hometown: NYC
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The incredibly invisibility of WOC over 30 & also why I wish Trump wasnít imploding

There are several reasons that this election has been incredibly frustrating as a woman of color over 30. I was listening to the 538 podcast where one of the hosts (Harry Enten, maybe?) asked why we donít hear as much about HRC supporters. Here is the simple answer, women of color over 30 donít matter and maybe all older women donít matter, and we have been her most enthusiastic supporters. So this entire election has been about Trump voters and Bernie voters, even though Hillary has way more voters. This was already frustrating and is about to be more frustrating as Trump implodes.

You would think a hard core supporter like me, would love this Trump implosion but I am actually really upset about it. Apparently, so is the Brooklyn team if NPR is right. One, his most recent comments about women are disgusting, and generally brings down the whole national conversation. It compels the people who are voting for him to support these comments, and try to normalize this behavior. It reinforces the incredibly misogyny in society. And mostly, I hate it because it will allow the media and the pundits to discount us again. I can almost see the narrative that Hillary didnít win, her voters donít really like her, they are not enthusiastic about her, they only voted for her because Trump is a disaster. This will be the narrative post-November.
I think Hillary could have defeated any one of those GOP assholes running for president. It sucks that she got such a shitty opponent. It sucks because it gives a whole narrative to the media that continues to discount female leaders.

Hillary Clinton, is the most qualified person to run for this office and her historic victory will not be about her. It will not be about her supporters. It will be about a man, a disgusting gross man and his deplorable supporters. And this is just incredibly frustrating.
Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Sun Oct 9, 2016, 01:42 PM (7 replies)
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