Yep, we totally live in a post-feminist world, where gender doesn't matter, everyone's on an equal playing field, and sexism has been stamped out. And can we get a pony, while we're at it? Maybe a unicorn? Because that's just not the reality we live in. Below are just a handful of the charming tweets in response to Hillary Clinton's official campaign announcement that she's running for president. There have been plenty of attempts at humor surrounding various perceptions of her qualifications ("none") and her history ("scandalous") which are totally fair game. But when people put the focus on gender, they just prove how much farther we still have to go when it comes to equality for women.
#WhyImNotVotingForHillary Her entire appeal appears to rest solely on the fact that she has a vagina.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 12, 2015
Hyperbolic much? Sure, there's some legitimate excitement about the potential for a first female president, just as there was justified excitement about a first black president -- after a long, sole history of white male presidents, this was to be expected. But the excitement would not be so profound were it not for people's genuine belief in her ability to get the job done well, based on her experiences as a lawyer, a senator and a Secretary of State -- experiences she certainly could have had with a penis.
@AmericasBelleXO You cannot claim to be a feminist while wishing to restrict a woman's right to control her own body. That isn't empowerment
— Harry Watkins (@Haratkins) April 13, 2015
They both went to Yale Law School. They both had impressive careers before Bill Clinton was elected president. They're both smart, motivated, ambitious people. You can't dismiss all of her accomplishments just because Bill got into the White House first.
— Dale (@Dbargen) April 11, 2015
When you really want to dismantle a woman's credibility and undermine her authority, just start talking about her looks -- after all, that's the most important thing about her. In this world, it's the ONLY thing.
— Dave Blount (@Moonbattery1) April 13, 2015
Right-wingers using the term "shrill" for Hillary are like climate change deniers saying "the science is inconclusive." You automatically prevent yourself from being taken seriously.
#WhyImNotVotingForHillary If a dishonest seventy year old Granny is the best the Democrats can do, their party is bankrupt.
— RockPrincess (@Rockprincess818) April 13, 2015
If calling a woman ugly isn't working for you, the next best way to undermine her power is to call her old. On men, age equals experience; on women, age equals sadness.
Hillary Clinton needs to go away. Fuck that feminist cunt
— Kyle McCloskey (@TeamCap16) April 12, 2015
Or you can just go straight for the big guns with the C word, if you really want to take yourself out of any serious political discussions (and the human race in general). If it's not okay for white people to call Obama the N word, should we really be so blase about white guys calling Hillary the C word after women have suffered oppression, rape and violence for centuries? Sexism -- the last socially acceptable prejudice.
If your even thinking about voting for this cunt, you need to delete yourself from my friends list. IF infact you... http://t.co/5ymhaU4DVs
— Ronn Orlando II (@IamOrlandoII) April 13, 2015
Let Hillary know what you think of her at hillaryclinton.cunt
— RepublicOfMicrosia (@LibertarianLuke) April 13, 2015
We love how this one's personal Twitter image manages to incorporate homophobia (by [mis]appropriating the Human Rights Campaign's logo) into the tweet right alongside its inherent sexism.
— Vanderleun (@Van_der_Leun) April 13, 2015
Attempts at slut-shaming are such an easy giveaway of sexism.
— Tom Adams (@TomAdams9999) April 12, 2015
"Cunt, whore, skank." Translation: How dare you try to rise up from your lower status and try to claim power that rightfully belongs to men and men alone!
because she's a horrible, drooling, lying SKANK who feels entitled #WhyImNotVotingForHillary -- trainwreckradio© (@trainwreckradio) April 12, 2015Ditto.
— MaydnUSA (@MaydnUSA) April 12, 2015
A man who's powerful, opinionated, and motivated is a good leader; a woman with those same qualities is just a bitch. Read "Lean In" for more.
Reminder: Being a woman isn't an accomplishment #hillary2016
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) April 12, 2015
No, with traditional reproduction, you can't really choose what kind of sperm (male or female) fertilizes the egg and thus determines your sex. So, you're right, being born female is not an accomplishment. But becoming a successful lawyer, senator and Secretary of State in a sexist world where women make 70-some cents for every dollar men make -- that's an accomplishment.
— MaydnUSA (@MaydnUSA) April 10, 2015
Saying you're not racist or sexist by admitting that people think you're racist and sexist doesn't make you not racist or sexist.
Don't Say Hillary's Never Accomplished Anything http://t.co/qKAwUonRMv
— Mr.L (@MrLTavern) April 13, 2015
Ha, ha, see? Even though she's been in all these powerful political positions, she's still just doing dirty housework...because, deep down, she's nothing but a little woman.
Hillary is even starting to look like that cunt from the UK Margarate Thatcher... If you want to vote for a woman vote for Elizabeth Warren.
— Hack Your Intellect (@ihacktheirminds) April 12, 2015
It especially sucks when democrats resort to using the C word. Just like it sucks when women cut other women down by calling them names.
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