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Mon Oct 26, 2015, 01:50 AM

 

TNBernie: Wow, I can't believe her... As a woman myself, [View all]

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"Wow, I can't believe her... As a woman myself, I always have to deal with people telling me that sexism is "bullshit" or just an excuse women use when they can't admit they're wrong, etc. So, I know where Hillary is coming from, and I always love it when powerful women call out sexist behaviors... but this is not what Hillary did. She did not call out sexist behavior, she took a real, sexist phenomenon and then dishonestly manufactured a situation to serve as an attack on her fellow candidates.

Seeing and hearing influential women like Hillary take a real sexist phenomenon and apply it to a situation where it doesn't belong is really upsetting, and is potentially very damaging to the progress women work so hard for. This will only give shitty people more ammo: "See, sexism isn't real! It's just something you liberal hippy women use when you want to win an argument!"

She is a powerful woman who is trying to champion gender equality; I know she has valuable insight into sexism and politics, and we should at least try to listen to her, even if we don't agree with her politically. But right now she's using her position of power dishonestly and is risking her and fellow women's credibility when it comes to calling out sexism. And that, to me, is the worst thing about this attack. I'm mad that she's lying about Bernie, but I'm way more upset that she's making women lose credibility and giving sexist shitheads more ammo against us..

Hillary, if you want to use your gender as a selling point for you campaign, have at it. I understand the appeal and actually don't see it as a "bad" point, just different from the rest of the candidates. But don't frame a problem as a sexist one if it isn't there. Don't throw progress under the bus in favor to bring down and attack candidates. The candidates aren't the only victims of these attacks. You're stunting progress and losing credibility that so many women (yourself included) have fought for."

- TNBernie

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