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Wed Apr 6, 2016, 01:20 PM Apr 2016

A Progressive Case for Clinton


In In These Times' Hillary vs. Bernie roundtable last July—oh, what a faraway, innocent time July was—I was aware that I was making nice rather than making my case. My reticence was due to a fear that I voiced at the end of the conversation: that “Sanders vs. Clinton will become ugly, and we’re going to get to the finish line unable to get behind the nominee, and then I am going to wake up one day and Ted Cruz will be president.”

Now, the ugliness has arrived. So here comes my full-throated case for Hillary Clinton for president of the United States.

First, it is impossible to analyze Clinton—her policies, her career path, her hair—without understanding how gender bias operates. Bias plays a role in all of our reactions, no matter how feminist we are. As progressives, it is our duty to resist these stereotypes, and, if we are journalists, to help our readers understand how gender bias operates at an unconscious level.

When you hear that Hillary Clinton is unlikable, be aware of the study that shows competent women are generally seen as unlikable; when you hear that Hillary Clinton is dishonest, know that this same study shows women in power are generally seen as dishonest. And know that when the same imaginary job candidate is presented to two groups, with the only difference being a male or female name at the top of the résumé, the female candidate is seen as less trustworthy than the man. In each study, these biased reactions were found in both women and men.

read more here... http://inthesetimes.com/article/18942/why-progressives-should-support-hillary-clinton

This is a great read. Enjoy.

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A Progressive Case for Clinton (Original Post) KMOD Apr 2016 OP
K & R Iliyah Apr 2016 #1
Mahalo, K! Cha Apr 2016 #2
Yes a great read! Her Sister Apr 2016 #3
I wish... JSup Apr 2016 #4
k&r Starry Messenger Apr 2016 #5
Great read indeed! Thanks for sharing! UrbScotty Apr 2016 #6

Her Sister

(6,444 posts)
3. Yes a great read!
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 01:52 PM
Apr 2016

I am glad more and more people are coming out of the woodwork to bat for HRC! Coming out for her!


(740 posts)
4. I wish...
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 02:27 PM
Apr 2016

...the media would report on this stuff, but they're more interested in keeping the drama going.

Off topic: As a man, I feel that my respect for women comes from being raised in a single-parent (mom!) household with 1 sister and two female cousins that lived with us often; ever since I was 9, I was the one who was given money to walk to the store to pick up the tam... 'feminine hygiene products'. I understand women better than men (didn't know many growing up and the ones I did know were assholes taking advantage of the women and girls in my life).

Are there any men that grew up like I did that don't support Hillary?

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