Nov 21, 2016 Stu commented on Strong, Smart, Loud: Hillary Clinton Is Everything We Have Been Taught Women Should Not Be.
I have no problem with expressing an opinion, so long as it is grounded in reality. And this post isn't. It is not valid to accuse everyone who voted for Trump of being sexist (especially when that includes the majority of white women in this country). It is childish to throw accusations like sexism against tens of millions of people who all had different reasons for voting the way they did, especially when none of the decent exit polls back it up as being a major reason. There is a pervasive narrative on the left right now that the election was all about which chromosomes you happen to have, and an unwillingness to address the substantial and substantive reasons why the vast majority of Trump voters decided to do so. And that's why posts like this one need to be fought back against; because when those on the left keep reducing it to oversimplifications and name-calling against the other side, it will condemn us to eight years of Trump and Pence instead of four.
Nov 21, 2016 Stu commented on Strong, Smart, Loud: Hillary Clinton Is Everything We Have Been Taught Women Should Not Be.
Oh grow up. Hilary didn't lose because she's a woman; sure it affected the opinions of a few million people who weren't going to vote for her anyway, but that's all. Just because sexism still exists doesn't mean you can keep using it as an excuse. She lost because she is the embodiment of the political establishment that has failed so many people (especially in the rust belt states), and T***p conned people into thinking that a billionaire is somehow "outside the establishment". Both the DNC and the RNC got stung this year because they live in their bubble in DC, and didn't keep their fingers on the pulse of the rest of the country. She was the right candidate at exactly the wrong time.