The tropes used to advanced sexist stereotypes may be more subtle now than they were the last time Hillary Clinton ran for President, but there is still a double standard when measuring a woman’s appearance, likability, authenticity and credibility. And yes, it might be sexist when Senator Sander’s presidential campaign operative says he would consent to “interview” Hillary Clinton for a subservient position — especially when she is a former First Lady, two term Senator and Secretary of State who leads that operative’s boss by 30 points in the polls nationally. That I still have to explain why such tactics are likely more than simple “competition” tells me we’ve still got a long way to go, baby.
In my most recent interview with popular radio host, Jerry Doyle, I make the case that this is a long standing method for certain insecure men to take strong women down a peg. Good for Senator Sanders for disavowing these statements and good for the men who feel powerful enough that they are not threatened by a woman having some — or plenty of — power.
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