The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

IN the most sex­ist take on last year’s Amer­i­can pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, Hil­lary Clin­ton claims she lost be­cause women can’t think for them­selves.

The rea­son so many women voted against her was that they were pres­sured by “fathers and hus­bands and boyfriends and male em­ploy­ers”, she told Amer­ica’s CBS news. Hav­ing as­sumed that women would blindly vote for a woman just be­cause she was a woman, Clin­ton did worse with the fe­male vote than Barack Obama.

She tanked with un­e­d­u­cated white women, who voted al­most two to one for Don­ald Trump.

But she doesn’t blame her­self for fail­ing to res­onate with her own sex. She blames women for be­ing weak.

“Women will have no em­pa­thy for you, be­cause they will be un­der tremen­dous pres­sure — and I’m talk­ing prin­ci­pally about white women — they will be un­der tremen­dous pres­sure from fathers and hus­bands and boyfriends and male em­ploy­ers not to vote for ‘the girl’,” Clin­ton said.

No, maybe women just aren’t so self­ish that they vote on chro­mo­somes.

And maybe they don’t ap­pre­ci­ate fem­i­nists like Clin­ton dis­miss­ing the men they love as “de­plorables”.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.