It’s ok to be openly sexist against Hillary Clinton

I woke up this morning and on my facebook mini-feed, it showed that someone had left a facebook group called “Hillary Clinton: Stop Running for President and Make Me a Sandwich.” In the description it read: “Dedicated to keeping Hillary Clinton out of the Oval Office and in the kitchen.” As of this post, it had 39,057 members. I was very discouraged to see this. It’s sad that sexism against Hillary Clinton is accepted. If there was a group against Barack Obama that said something similar about his race, there would be an uproar, and rightly so. Chris Matthews, the host of “Hardball” on MSNBC has said numerous sexist comments about Hillary Clinton and is still on the air. If he had said similar racist comments about Barack Obama, I’m sure there would have been a call to get him fired, and rightly so.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones is a US Representative from Ohio and a Clinton supporter. She is also an African American woman. On Tuesday night after the debates, she said on tv that Martin Luther King’s dream is not only Barack Obama’s. It also belongs to Hillary Clinton and all women. That angle tends to be dismissed by the media.

Below is a video made by a Hillary Clinton supporter emphasizing her historic candidacy and how she’s a great role model for women to dream big and reach for the stars. I found it at the website Hillary Speaks For Me.

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7 comments

  1. I too believe that Hillary Clinton is the real thing. She has it all. Can I ask all of you a question that turns in my mind? If she was not sincerely trying to do the best job as a leader for us..what else could possibly motivate her? She has power, prestige, money, a beautiful and grounded intelligent and respectful daughter…what else? A marriage that by sheer will and determination with stood every blow inflicted-from outsiders to self inflicted hurtful blows on a world stage. Mrs Clinton in my eyes is a champion. A hero for all of us to view when we need a lift for our deflated spirits.
    I believe-she is committed to Americans, what ever race, creed or nationality we herald from as we became citizens. I believe also that her experience is not just honed by her 35 years of service to all of us, but, by the very nature of women. As women we see more details, express more openly and accomplish by a male standard much more than males on an everyday basis.
    There are 17 other nations with women at the helm and fortunately for all of us-if we explore the condition of those nations-we will find that all of them are decent and healing..those nations are proud and respectful and all of the women who lead those nations would be honored to share a dais with Hillary as her compassion and humanity are the epitome of who we wish we were and all we wish we could be as human beings.

  2. Yes, it’s time we take people like Chris Matthews to task. Someone should be bold enough to start demonstrations against these cruel media b………

  3. There is sexism but the reality is that Hillary plays the Gender card for votes every time she can (I’ve seen it personally in 3 debates)…if Obama actually got on TV and said (which he never has) that being the first black president would be a “sea change” and help the hopes and aspirations of blacks and change the way power was distributed in this country, watch his white approval rating drop on a daily basis till he has to drop out.

    So yeah there are all types of double standards. In reality white women do far better politically than any black person male or female and that is not mu subjective opinion it is indisputable historical fact.

    Sexism is real but compared to racism in this country as far as politics, there is no competition. Hillary should and her supporters should really stop their moaning. This is not just my subjective opinion, do some basic math.

    Lets look at some statistics though to tease this out a bit beyond simple opinion.

    If you look at the census, America is 12% black and about 66% white. I will say white women are about 33.5% or that or so (women live longer than men).

    That means white women are more than 2.75X more populous as any black American males and females combined.

    If you look at Governors, Senators, mayors, etc. you will easily find that there are far more than 2.75X white females in these positions than any blacks.

    Obama is the first black Senator elected to congress in almost two decades and only the 2nd since Reconstruction (before the successful implementation of Jim Crow).

    Currently we have had over 30 white females Senators in Washington.

    We have had two black elected governors in America. Deval Patrick in Massachusetts (current) and Douglas Wilders in Virginia back in the early 1990’s.

    That’s it.

    Compare this to White women governors; we have had over 25 in America’s history. Right now I know we have at least 5. I know Delaware, Kansas, Nevada, Michigan, Washington State. If there was parity there should only be 3.

    Until very recently in history (last 20 years) it was almost impossible for a black person to win a statewide political race in this country anywhere, so although I recognize sexism as real, I don’t think it compares to the amount of racism out there and statistically speaking it is far better to be a white woman in America in politics than a black man.

    I think Blue State people really don’t understand how hated any Clinton is in Swing and Red States and the problem Hillary has is her husband’s sins, not her gender.

  4. M.Miller

    “There are 17 other nations with women at the helm and fortunately for all of us-if we explore the condition of those nations-we will find that all of them are decent and healing..those nations are proud and respectful and all of the women who lead those nations would be honored to share a dais with Hillary as her compassion and humanity are the epitome of who we wish we were and all we wish we could be as human beings.”

    That’s nonsense.

    So sexism has disappeared from Chile and Argentina. No more machismo right? No more honor crimes in Bangladesh right? Women are free to do whatever and be whatever in Pakistan and Indian right?

    Thatcher was in power for how long? Is their gender parity in the British House of Parliament or in the Scottish Parliament?

    WRONG.

  5. It’s not fair to compare the number of Blacks in government to the number of women in these positions as Blacks do only make up less than 13% of the total population. Women, on the other hand, make up almost more than half of the total population and yet they are not anywhere near that level of representation in business, positions of power, and government. For any woman to “make it” or get close to it, she must be twice as better than any man just to even be considered somewhat “equal”. As a young person myself, less than a quarter century old, I have already seen this in all areas in employment and especially in schools. There is a really notable acceptance of discrimination and sexism against women. Just think, the n-word is banned from all media and print, yet, the word “bitch” is thrown around harmlessly. There is no male equivalent word. We, women and men, have been conditioned long enough to denigrate women and view them negatively. It is time for a new feminist movement calling for no more media bias and sexism against women. It must start there as the media controls the national consciousness. It will never change unless people like Chris Matthews and Wolf Blitzer are held accountable for their sexist statements. Just think, why did the Imus statements make such a huge impact? It’s because everyone recognizes that name-calling and other sexist statements is abusive language that is ethically suspect because it devalues the people in question and stereotypes them in ways that assume the innate superiority of one group (ie. men) over the other. Because of our national acceptance of “hidden sexism” in our society, in our schools/businesses/government, we have conditioned ourselves to see any strong professional, ambitious woman as “shrill” or “cold”. Please wake up before it’s too late and women in America are forced to wear burkas and stoned to death if any accusing finger points at her. Far-fetched? Look at what they’re doing to Hillary Clinton and tell me the possibility isn’t there?

  6. “t’s not fair to compare the number of Blacks in government to the number of women in these positions as Blacks do only make up less than 13% of the total population. Women, on the other hand, make up almost more than half of the total population”

    This is why I normed for population size by pointing out that equality would be white women holding no more than 2.75X the political offices as blacks (any blacks men or women). Me including black women in with black men actually should help the equality margin. This is basic elementary school algebra.

    “. Please wake up before it’s too late and women in America are forced to wear burkas and stoned to death if any accusing finger points at her.”

    Politics of fear.

    Ever heard of these women leaders? Bhutto, Zia, Megawatti, Gandhi…

    They were the female leaders of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and India all places where women continue to have honor killings, were burkas, etc.

    Wow…woman leader…did it change their lives? NOPE.

    “There is no male equivalent word.”

    Yep.

    dick.

    There is a black equivalent word and I’m sure you know it.

    You seem to be focused on polarizing this as male vs female when in some elections (VA, WI, Maryland) most women (including white women) voted for Obama. Obviously they don’t see the world as you do at all.

    You also ignore that fact that one person is a white woman and the other is a black male and historically white women have been much more privileged than black males in just about every metric you want to look up. For you to ignore that tells me you are being disingenuous.

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