The Corner

Sexism, They Cried

This is not a parody:

I am mad. I am mad because I am scared. And if you are a woman, you should be, too. Emailgate is a bitch hunt, but the target is not Hillary Clinton. It’s us.

The only reason the whole email flap has legs is because the candidate is female. Can you imagine this happening to a man? Clinton is guilty of SWF (Speaking While Female), and emailgate is just a reminder to us all that she has no business doing what she’s doing and must be punished, for the sake of all decent women everywhere. There is so much of that going around.

Robin Lakoff, a professor of linguistics at Berkeley, goes on like this for a while more, but you get the point. Of course, if she were a man, I’d no doubt find this to be so much less idiotic. Because sexism.

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