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Thread #159213   Message #3778336
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
12-Mar-16 - 03:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: Trump
Subject: RE: BS: Trump
Liberals bashing Clinton with sexist rhetoric


When Republicans launched their dubious investigation into a "corrupt," "manipulative" and "dirty" Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server while Secretary of State  regardless of Colin Powell implementing the same practice during his tenure  this character assassination, quite troublingly, inspired many liberals to co-opt these very words, rewarding the carefully-crafted Republican fallacy and giving them new life in the progressive sphere.

These educated and civic-minded men and women would never engage in the kind of blatant misogyny that chides on her inability to satisfy her husband, that bandies the word "bitch," that forwards Kentucky Fried Chicken-themed memes boasting an "HRC Special" with "2 fat thighs"  they instead use codified language that, when used in the context of a powerful female, serves as a tool of "soft sexism" that undermines and devalues women.

The Left's enthusiastic embrace of these tropes and rhetoric props up the narrative that, for a woman to have reached the upper echelons of power in her field, she could only have done so through depravity and deception.