When famed journalist Bob Woodward made reference to Hillary’s “shouting” the other day, I kept wondering if Bernie Sanders’ incessant barking, even yelling, on the campaign trail bothered him. But, no. Bob Cusack, editor-in-chief of The Hill, got a snoot full of twitter backlash during the Dem Debate last night when he tweeted:
When Hillary Clinton raises her voice, she loses.
These guys have problems with a lot of things Hillary. Apparently, she cannot be paid to give speeches, even though men are paid more without issue. (She donated most of her fees to charity – still not good enough). Hillary has been bashed for her wardrobe, her “cackle,” her ankles.
The “shouting” thing would be comical if it didn’t betray something so devastating about these insecure dinosaurs.
They are not afraid of Hillary shouting. They are afraid of Hillary connecting.
They are not put off by her “yelling.” They are terrified of Hillary’s confidence, her knowledge, her work record and the fact that she’s a helluva lot looser out there on the trail.
Woodward and his buddies are scared she is hitting away, and chipping away at male dominance, so they mask it with this regressive attempt to control the woman, i.e., Hillary, with their thumb-sucking version of femininity.
When are we going to stop expecting a woman to dress, respond and “sound” perfectly? This trap is one in which Goldilocks’ porridge will always be too hot or too cold. But of course, that’s the idea. A woman even tweeted to me last night about “Hillary’s annoying voice” — because women likewise have been taught to judge themselves, so some project this onto her.
A friend and fellow traveler on Facebook, Stuart Equality Williams, well expressed the crazy-making double standards Hillary Clinton has long had to endure from mainstream media and those hell bent on finding any reason to dislike her:
“If she shows emotion, she’s weak. If she doesn’t show emotion, she’s cold.
If she expresses anger, she’s a hysterical feminist. If she doesn’t express anger, she’s passionless.
When she declared her 2008 candidacy early, she was an entitled bitch.
When she delayed her 2016 announcement, she was a ruthless bitch who was f**king over the men who wanted to run.
Her hairstyle is so hideous; she should change it. Her hairstyle is so hideous; she never should have changed it.
If she doesn’t admit she was wrong about something and change her position, she’s an establishment jerk who doesn’t listen. If she does admit she was wrong about something and changes her position, she’s a cynical opportunist.
On and on and on. She can’t f**king win.”
Brilliantly put. Except for one thing — Hillary CAN f**king win.
Isn’t that what these guys are worried about?