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Old 04-28-2016, 05:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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there's a good bit of sexism that we can't call a piece of shit a piece of shit because she's a woman. these after the fact mental leaps and justifications why it "won't be so bad" smacks of cognitive dissonance. didn't like her then, don't like her now and i won't begrudgingly leap on the back pedal bandwagon.
That's not what I said. I said that politics is a competitive enterprise, and women are viewed more negatively in our society for engaging in competitive endeavors. It's not a mental leap to wonder why people latch onto (later disproved) conspiracies about a woman running for the office of the president, especially when these conspiracies don't make sense on their face.

None of that makes Hillary Clinton a good person or a candidate worthy of your vote. The super fun thing about ingrained prejudices is that they don't just do damage to angels.
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