Oh come on.
Kamala Harris was a career prosecutor. She did things like fight against court ordered surgery for trans inmates.
Amy Klobuchar is an abusive boss. She demeans and humiliates her aides and threw her things at them!
Elizabeth Warren said she was native American on college applications and tried to prove it with a DNA test against the wishes of actual tribes.
This is why I can't stand the hashtag resistance. They can't examine themselves without minimizing shit.
Agree! There are over a hundred million women in the US alone. It's not sexist to say we can do better than the women you named!
I voted for HC, and am super ready to get a woman in the White House. But it's ok to want her to be, I dunno, a good person too. That's obviously not too high a bar for women to clear!
@erosdiscordia Also, like, they act like Biden is getting a pass and he abso fucking lutely is not.
What? Biden's getting crucified. I mean, I'm not for the guy running at all. But people are really seeing what they want to see.
@erosdiscordia Oh, I know. He's probably lowest on my list of possible candidates in the Tulsi Gabbard region.
I just wish we could accept that it's okay to criticize the ethics of female politicians. It's not sexism. It's necessary to the office, especially if they're running for literal president.
Are they honest? Do they show integrity, compassion, knowledge of the law in its broadest, most long-term effects? Are they concerned with human rights and the climate above business intetests?
If not, they're crap. I dont care what gender they are. I dont want em.
@erosdiscordia What I want to see, more than anything, is that the candidates have strong positions that they argue for and will stand on. Because then I can actually judge them. But when they're just doing the politics game, I have no idea where they stand!
@cambrian_era it’s standard outrage fuel, that’s for sure.
how to do the news in 2019
1. introduce a vague Bad Thing. it doesn’t even have to be real. your audience will make it real
2. introduce “sides” A and B, tweaking the positions to their extremes and culling all other viewpoints to simplify
3. heighten the stakes. good vs evil; safety vs harm; etc
4. create some content that shames side A, and some content that shames side B
5. sit back and get the clicks
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