Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Trump gets subtle in his sexism

Thank you to Cathleen Decker of the LA Times for her analysis of the undercurrent of sexism in the t campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton.

  • Mike Pence praising dt for his "broad shoulders"
  • dt saying Hillary Clinton doesn't have "a presidential look"
  • dt calling the pastor who asked him to skip the anti-Clinton remarks "a nervous mess"
  • dt tweeting that columnist Maureen Dowd is "a neurotic dope"

And those are just the undercurrents, when dt is on his best behavior.  Decker doesn't even get into his many outright anti-female comments.

Here's President Obama's assessment of the campaign, as quoted in the article:

“...there's a reason why we haven't had a woman president; that we as a society still grapple with what it means to see powerful women,” Obama said. “And it still troubles us in a lot of ways, unfairly, and that expresses itself in all sorts of ways.”

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