Ha­tred for Clin­ton stems from misog­yny

The Guardian - - JOURNAL -

Hadley Free­man suc­cinctly spells out how the wide­spread ha­tred of Hil­lary Clin­ton stems largely from misog­yny (Opin­ion, 15 Septem­ber). I have long been shocked by the vil­i­fi­ca­tion she has re­ceived from across the po­lit­i­cal spec­trum, ig­nor­ing her achieve­ments in public life. Far too many on the left would adopt the stan­dard sneer­ing tone when dis­miss­ing her, as though we “all agree” that Hil­lary was “unattrac­tive” and a use­less sell-out. But be­fore we write off the whole of the US as ir­re­deemably misog­y­nist, it’s good to re­mem­ber that Hil­lary not only won the sec­ond high­est pres­i­den­tial vote in his­tory, she also won nearly 3m more votes than Trump, an in­cred­i­ble achieve­ment in one of the most cor­rupt and de­plorable elec­tions in modern times. Giles Oak­ley Lon­don

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