Like most of the country, I watched the debate (“Are you not entertained?“) but I’m living for the commentary after. This headline sums it up: “Clinton’s debate performance spoke to every woman who has had to humor an incompetent man.”
As the Belladonna editor quoted in the article puts it, “This election has reinforced that a guy’s ignorance will still be given the same weight as a woman’s experience. He can have emotional outbursts that she would be crucified for having.”
It makes my feminist killjoy heart so happy that people are picking up on this, while at the same time making me want to be more of a feminist killjoy because how is this still happening and she’s really being criticized for smiling too much? and The Economist ran a poll asking if her looking “smug” was worse than a racist lie perpetuated by a power-mad con artist?!”
Hillary’s used to the double standard, though. She’s not getting mad, she’s going to be president.