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Sun Aug 9, 2015, 04:47 PM

From #HillaryMen: Trump, Sanders, Hillary, and Sexism in the 2016 Election (Hillary Group) [View all]

UPDATE: Credit to Bernie Sanders, who speaks the truth about sexism and Hillary Clinton:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Sunday that some detractors dislike former secretary of State Hillary Clinton because she’s a woman. Sanders argued that gender drives many of the attacks against his opponent for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. “I can’t think of many personalities who have been attacked for more reasons than Hillary Clinton,” Sanders told host John Dickerson on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“I don’t know that a man would be treated the same way that Hillary is,” he said. “Some of it is sexist.”

SEXISM:

1: prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially: discrimination against women

2: behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex

Donald Trump has made waves for a disgusting comment he made about Fox News host Megyn Kelly...

Trump’s behavior is deplorable, but it is not an isolated problem. The larger 2016 election context is the vile treatment of Hillary Clinton at the hands of the media, political class and commentariat.

Hillary is leading in the polls, which may lead some to overlook the cause and effect of the constant barrage of invective directed against her. But we cannot understand the dynamics of 2016 without a sober view of the daily verbal assault that Hillary endures. As we wrote recently about mainstream media coverage:

The dizzying array of dehumanizing and demeaning terms targeting Hillary in recent weeks (Machiavellian, Lovecraftian, slithering, monstrous, imperious, musty, petulant, paranoid, stale, scornful, regal, devious, deceitful, robotic, abnormal, etc.) is a concrete manifestation of the gender barrier in American politics. It constitutes a “wall of words” blocking her path to the presidency.

The wall of words exists because Hillary Clinton is a woman. And that is the definition of sexism....

The Internet is flooded with Hillary hate, it has been since the days of squeaky dial-up modems and chat rooms. Twitter, Facebook and other modern social channels are conduits for Hillary-bashers to let loose their repulsive rants. Anonymous trolls, however, are not the only problem. Writing about the still unrepentant New York Times and their dangerously false story about Hillary’s emails, we said:

This behavior from the Times matters to the race for the presidency and Hillary’s quest to break the ultimate gender barrier in American politics....

Donald Trump may be the center of attention in the summer of 2015, but it is the manic desire to ‘Stop Hillary’ and the roots of that desire that we need to expose and reject....

http://www.hillarymen.com/latest/trump-hillary-and-the-sexist-2016-election via #HillaryMen (Peter Daou and Tom Watson)

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