Election 2016

Younger Women Not Voting for Hillary Because She Killed Feminism

In the 1990s, Clinton, Madeleine Albright, and even Gloria Steinem sacrificed principle for political advantage.

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One of the more-interesting elements of Election 2016 is the genuinely weak rapport Hillary Clinton has with young, liberal, feminists voters of either sex (let's assume that most Democratic voters are feminists for the moment).

The former senator and secretary of state got walloped in Iowa and New Hampshire among folks south of 50 years old. In Iowa, for instance, Bernie Sanders won a whopping 84 percent of the vote in the 18 to 29 year-old range. In New Hampshire, the same thing happened. In fact, she only grabbed 24 percent of the under-44 vote! When it comes to women only, Hillary barely won the female vote in Iowa (53 percent) and lost it badly in New Hampshire (44 percent). No wonder there's a bunch of stories out there about Clinton's failing support among lady voters, even after Madeleine Albright threatened eternal damnation to women who didn't vote for Clinton.

Why aren't women en masse—or at least in Democratic primaries and polls—flocking in support of the first female president in U.S. history? Is it that "intersectionality" (the idea that race, class, and gender are so intertwined that even self-identified feminists no longer care first and foremost about gender) now reigns supreme in terms of cultural and political identity? Is it that women have achieved enough equality that the lure of voting for the first female president isn't as big a deal as it would have been even 10 years ago? Is it ageism? Or lack of gratitude by younger women for the struggles their mothers and grandmothers went through?

Or is it, as Maureen Dowd argues in The New York Times, a result of the leading role that Hillary Clinton played in revealing "feminism" to be a cyncial cover for more-important Democratic Party interests?

Hillary and Bill killed the integrity of institutional feminism back in the '90s — with the help of Albright and [NOW co-founder Gloria] Steinem.

Instead of just admitting that he had had an affair with Monica Lewinsky and taking his lumps, Bill lied and hid behind the skirts of his wife and female cabinet members, who had to go out before the cameras and vouch for his veracity, even when it was apparent he was lying.

Seeing Albright, the first female secretary of state, give cover to President Clinton was a low point in women's rights. As was the New York Times op-ed by Steinem, arguing that Lewinsky's will was not violated, so no feminist principles were violated. What about Clinton humiliating his wife and daughter and female cabinet members? What about a president taking advantage of a gargantuan power imbalance with a 22-year-old intern? What about imperiling his party with reckless behavior that put their feminist agenda at risk?

To be sure, Dowd, who made her bones as a national columnist skewering the Clintons during the 1990s, goes easy on herself (she was hardly above slut-shaming and even fat-shaming Monica Lewinsky back in the day). But she is rightly unsparing when it comes to Clinton, Albright, and the rest:

Hillary knew that she could count on the complicity of feminist leaders and Democratic women in Congress who liked Bill's progressive policies on women. And that's always the ugly Faustian bargain with the Clintons, not only on the sex cover-ups but the money grabs: You can have our bright public service side as long as you accept our dark sketchy side.

Young women today, though, are playing by a different set of rules. And they don't like the Clintons setting themselves above the rules.

Read more here.

In Dowd's telling, then, Hillary Clinton is not pulling stronger support from women (especially younger women) not because they are ungrateful but because they choose not to be the tool of a candidate who quickly tossed feminist concerns overboard when it mattered most.

That's a rare and flattering depiction of part of the American electorate (which reporters usually chide for being dumber than a bag of rocks). And it rings pretty true, too. None of it means that Clinton won't win among women in the general election or that she is somehow less suited to be president than various other candidates for various other reasons. But it suggests that past actions can't simply be willed away, which is a lesson all politicians should take to heart.

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  1. Aw, come on. Principles are meh. Principals are where it’s at!

    1. Every woman should be willing to be raped by Bill Clinton if that is what it takes to keep abortion legal. Only a woman who is a traitor to the gender wouldn’t happily let Bill Clinton rape her.

      This is what the Boomer hags who are selling actually believe. And worse, they can’t understand why women are not buying it.

      1. My wife and daughter. Both professional women. Neither particularly religious. Both oppose abortion. Both hate Hillary Clinton — mostly for covering for Bill Clinton.

        1. That is the other thing. Since when is abortion a “feminist issue”? The feminists obsession with abortion rights shows how depraved and removed from the lives of actual women they are.

          If you think about it, women should be more likely to be pro life than men. Women are the ones who experience the fetus as a living thing, not men. And abortions usually have the effect of getting men off the hook for child support. Yet somehow, we are told all real women believe in abortion.

          1. Opposing abortion is fine. Government restrictions on abortion are a different matter, because you can oppose abortion on a personal level without being in favor of more government. Just saying that you oppose abortion doesn’t tell anyone much at all.

            If you think about it, women should be more likely to be pro life than men. Women are the ones who experience the fetus as a living thing, not men.

            Assuming that “pro life” here means that abortion is restricted by the government in at least some circumstances, why would women be more likely to hold such a position? They are the ones who would be forced to remain pregnant if they do not want the baby. Or is this simply a case of ‘I wanted to have my children, so everyone else should want to do so too, and anyone who says otherwise must be crazy.’? My advice to such people would be to simply not get an abortion. But of course, that will be disregarded; authoritarians can’t stand not controlling others.

        2. That’s the one thing I can never forgive Hillary for. Everything else is politics for the greater good of some sort. But to slander all those women who Bill had screwed, when she knew all about his escapades — to throw them under the bus ike used tampons — that was personal, and if she didn’t have enough personal ethics to tell Bill to keep his zipper zipped, or at least enough brains to simply shut up and make some innocuous statement about standing by her man — then sorry, she doesn’t have enough ethics to be a human being, let alone even a slimeball politician. She is just scum, and all her actions, political as they may have been, are open to interpretation in light of her rank dishonest.

      2. Just like it’s okay if Roman Polanski fucks your teen daughter for a part because his films are socially conscious but if it’s a prole, he’s a vile child molester.

        1. That wasn’t rape-rape.

          /imbecile “comedian”

  2. Do we care who killed feminism?

    “Hey Cynic, feminism was killed the other day.”
    “Oh really? Didn’t see that coming…”

    Any streetside hotdog vendor could tell you that a movement based on illiberal, a-factual, class based regimes is destined to eat itself eventually; race you to the bottom.

    Do we care who killed communism?

    1. Once feminism was infiltrated by leftists, it was inevitable it would die. Leftists are totalitarians who co-opt everything to support their politics. Once leftists get involved, the original purpose of the movement or organization becomes secondary to supporting leftist politics.

      Feminists didn’t care about women or women’s rights. They cared about using the cause of women’s rights as a way to promote leftist politics. So when trashing other women and defending a philandering accused rapist became necessary to further leftist politics, that is what the leftist feminists did.

      1. “Feminists didn’t care about women or women’s rights. They cared about using the cause of women’s rights as a way to promote leftist politics.”

        I disagree. It looks like utilitarian feminism, with one potential casuality. (Was ML actually wronged by B. Clinton?) Of course some women disagreed with these (old) “leftist politics”, but were these clearly at odds with women’s rights, with the interests of most women? I think they aligned. And I’m sure many feminists care(d) about women, which doesn’t preclude harming a number of them.

        1. If utilitarian feminism specifically discards a core tenant, then what’s the point?

          For the years running up to the Lewinsky scandal, these exact same feminists were calling for the heads of CEOs caught having affairs with their staff. There was a point that established males were using their position of authority to relegate career women to sex workers. It was a core feminist pillar- getting sexual harassment out of the work place. It wasn’t just about the person “consenting” to sex- whether Lewinsky consented or not is a side note. The fact was that every female intern in a corporation or the administration felt a very real pressure to put out for old men if they wanted a good career.

          1. It doesn’t discard “it”, it disregards it in an individual instance, so as to promote it in more.

            “It wasn’t just about the person “consenting” to sex- whether Lewinsky consented or not is a side note.” Utilitarianism. Not individualism.

            “The fact was that every female intern in a corporation or the administration felt a very real pressure to put out for old men if they wanted a good career.” Do you think that’s true?

            1. Pretty much. I remember the Bob Packwood sex scandal leading up to this, and sexual harassment was in the news a lot.

              I remember feminists explaining how any man using a position of power to get sex was a form of rape.

              Next thing you know, Billy Bob’s caught getting a blow job in the oval office, and it’s all suddenly “too personal to be any of our business.”

              That put an end to the whole “position of power is rape” line real quick.

              It set their movement back decades. Some cognitive dissonance you can deal with. Others, you can’t. Principles have to give way to principals, I suppose.

        2. Lewinsky was absolutely wronged by Clinton (both of them). Whatever career and future she was going to have as college educated 22 year old who had a stint in the White House on her resume was torpedoed as soon as she was outed as Clinton’s side piece. She made bank off of it sure, but she’s lived the past two decades as a joke and a freak show.

          1. And how about Kathleen Willey ey al? It’s not just Monica, it’s a dozen or more.

          2. As I recall, it was Lewinsky who put the make on Clinton, and when things didn’t work out she thought she ought to be given a 90 grand a year job somewhere fresh out of college with little to no experience of any kind.

            I can’t say I have much sympathy for any woman who throws herself at a married man. In no way was Lewinsky any kind of victim.

            1. Yes, she performed sexual acts on a married man. I have yet to hear any word of her being threatened or physically forced to perform them. Besides the fact that this is a married guy, he is the President of freaking United States, and she did it in the White House. Not excusing Bill, but damn, she bears some blame for a chain of poor decision making.

      2. The progressive theocracy tries to get in front of every parade and turn it toward more power for the progressive theocracy.

      3. With the exception of unions. Unions are always about the worker.

        1. Unions are about the customer!

      4. Once feminism was infiltrated by leftists, it was inevitable it would die.

        Sorry, John, but feminism, at least in its modern incarnation, has always been infiltrated by leftists. It’s a collectivist ideology (It’s fundamental concern is the interests of women as a collective group).

        What gave it broad-based appeal is that most people – men and women – are individualists (or at least recognize that individualism is right on a moral level) and could agree with feminists that a woman shouldn’t have her opportunities limited by an artificially-imposed collective standard (real, genuine, sexism). What they never realized is that feminism was always about simply replacing one artificially-imposed collective standard with another.

        1. “…What gave it broad-based appeal …”

          No you didn’t!

    2. All progressive “ism’s” fail pretty quickly. It happens when there are no more monsters to slay and no more sinners to punish. To stay relevant, they have to make up sins against womankind and punish them publicly. It turns into a farce.

  3. Hell, if I believed that Hillary had killed feminism, I’d probably vote for her.

    She didn’t kill it at all; she merely revealed it for what it was: not a movement for equal rights, but a pressure group devoted to obtaining privileges and fighting the culture war.

    1. Some people mistake feminism for a shock troop division of the socialist left, even some feminists.
      The whole “intersectionality” thing clearly seems to be an effort of certain leftist factions to co-opt a variety of identity groups to cajole them into voting correctly. What, you thought your petty women’s issues were more important than the minimum wage? GET IN LINE CLASSIST!

  4. Are we really saying that young women are failing to support Hillary due to a scandal that happened while most of them were still watching Teletubbies?

    1. No. I think they are saying that young women don’t feel any gender loyalty towards Hillary because of a scandal that happened 20 years ago.

    2. No.

      My wife hates Hillary because of Bill.

      My daughter (mid-30s) hates Hillary because of Bill.

      20-something feminists today don’t give a shit about a 60-something gasbag who is not relevant to their lives.

    3. I agree with this. I really don’t think that 20 year old women are really doing this level of math on Hillary.

      1. They know generalities, like that Bill cheated many times and she stood by him. If they do a little research they learn that she did not treat Monica well. That, combined with ol Gloria calling them boy-crazy morons, puts them firmly in the “the gender card doesn’t work with us” camp.

    4. I’ve said this before, but I think a good part of it, that goes unremarked upon, is that any woman who has gone to college since 2000, and then looks into Bill’s behavior, is seeing the behavior of someone who would, in the current environment regarding sexual assault, be pilloried as a rapist. The Democrats and the press have been doing yeoman’s work on trying to keep Bill’s sexual history limited to Monica and lying about consensual sex. But it is far, far, far more than that. Carville dismissing Bill’s accusers as trash you can find in any trailer park if you dragged $100 through it would get him fired, on the spot, by a candidate today.

      If Hillary looked at the current environment on campuses across the country and thought “Oh yeah, these are the people who will totally back me!” she was fucking nuts. In the end she probably won’t be wrong, because it’s not like they’ll vote for a Republican (“They’ll tax your vag!”) but it’ll be support she’ll have to worry about.

      1. It’ll be support that doesn’t materialize. No they won’t vote for an elephant, but they won’t be enthusiastically rising to the polls, either. They will stay home.

    5. Yes, which is ridiculous. Young women are not supporting Hillary because a half hour on YouTube can show anyone she lies like a rug, and she’s as corrupt as Nixon and LBJ were, if not more so. They don’t feel any need to vote in pure solidarity with their gender because they can’t really remember a time in their adult lives when their gender kept them from doing anything they really wanted. Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem are old, so they can.

  5. YOUNG WOMEN: “Wow, I ought to be more grateful – thanks to you old feminists, I have fewer sisters and brothers to annoy me!”

    1. And fewer brown people and “unwanted children”. Don’t deprive them of the pleasure of attaining their real goal of ensuring society has few undesirables.

      1. And soon, draft registration for women will make these young ladies giddy with gratitude toward Hillary’s generation of feminists!

        1. And the feminists paved the way for Janice Rogers Brown, and Nikki Haley!

  6. “Younger Women Not Voting for Hillary Because She Killed Feminism”

    Most women don’t care about feminism.

    1. Young women who vote probably do.

      1. I would imagine that young Democratic women would support feminism, but they wouldn’t necessarily identify feminism with some old hack who piggybacked on her husband’s achievements.

        1. They most likely support their version of feminism, which has a different mean to each person. The Gloria Steinem version of feminism is what was killed.

        2. I don’t know about all young women who vote, but I do know about my kids.

          I have four daughters, aged 34 to 19. All vote. All are registered Republicans (for primary voting purposes) and all have strong libertarian tendencies, mostly because Mrs. Animal and I raised ’em right.

          All four hate Her Royal Highness Hillary I with a bright, white-hot hatred, and will vote even for Trump over her.

          Mrs. Animal and I are pretty much in the same place.

      2. http://publicreligion.org/2015…..sOjbfkrKUk

        You may be right, I’ll try and find something on voting habits.

        Beyond that, I really don’t believe Dowd’s assertion. I don’t think even young feminists know or care anything about Hillary’s past. Or feminism’s past for that matter.

        1. I don’t think even young feminists know or care anything about Hillary’s past.

          I think young women who vote do. While there is plenty to disagree with them about, they are not stupid. There is a reason they are supporting Bernie. I would think they find it appalling when Hillary, or Gloria Steinem, etc play the gender card.

          Or feminism’s past for that matter.

          In theory I agree, but I am sure they are subjected to feminism history in schools, just like history about unions is taught or alluded to.

          You may be right, I’ll try and find something on voting habits.

          I do not think any past voting habits are applicable to this election.

          1. “I think young women who vote do. While there is plenty to disagree with them about, they are not stupid. There is a reason they are supporting Bernie. I would think they find it appalling when Hillary, or Gloria Steinem, etc play the gender card.”

            That’s a good point and New Hampshire might prove me wrong here. I’m just thinking personally, every single woman I’ve met who supports Hillary did not give a shit about her past. They very well may not be feminists though.

            “In theory I agree, but I am sure they are subjected to feminism history in schools, just like history about unions is taught or alluded to.”

            That might be true but I don’t think many people remember or care about the union propaganda they hear in school either. So, at most, they’ll know a few of the big players names.

            1. You could be right. Hillary Clinton is so unlikable that I bet that has a lot to do with her lack of support from younger voters, too.

              1. She also was late to the free-stuff party. Say what you will about Hillary, wonky discussions on foreign policy and general Republican cock-blocking also haven’t resonated well with younger voters.

                I think the Clintons’ well-established prowess for political strategy just hasn’t resonated with the under-29 set. Now, and entire generation who was told they must attend college at all costs who’re now facing huge student loan debt while sporting a dodgy degree that doesn’t have a tangible payout in the first 10 years after graduation? The Sanders movement speaks directly to them.

  7. What about Clinton humiliating his wife and daughter and female cabinet members?

    I believe the word for that is “Politics”.

  8. Hillary is losing support among young Democrats because they hate dead white people.

      1. The Undead?

    1. To Bernie?

  9. You can have our bright public service side as long as you accept our dark sketchy side.

    “bright public service?”

    Words mean nothing, I guess.

  10. Wait, I just thought of something – all those young women at Sanders rallies are there to pick up guys! Steinem said so, and she’s an expert on young women because she used to be one.

    So I can feign an interest in the Labor Theory of Value, and it will be like using all the PUA techniques simultaneously!

    This plan is foolproof.

  11. ungrateful but because they choose not to be the tool of a candidate who quickly tossed feminist concerns overboard when it mattered most.

    Serious question for the group, if it turns out the Hillary is in fact a lesbian, what will be the theoretical consequences of her taking anti-lgbt positions in order to further her political career?

    1. “Serious question for the group, if it turns out the Hillary is in fact a lesbian, what will be the theoretical consequences of her taking anti-lgbt positions in order to further her political career?”

      Little to none. She’ll be painted as the biggest victim of the patriarchy, she just did what she needed to do to get ahead.

  12. Utilitarian feminism. There’s no obvious discontinuity. Consider the widely shared feminist disregard for due process and Blackstone’s ratio (“It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer”). “Always believing the victim” is absurd, as it actually refers to believing that any woman’s allegations are true, that she is the victim, while that’s the thing to be determined. “Rape shield” laws are suspect as well (inconsistent standards of relevance for sexual history and anonymity/publicity). Claiming violation of some kind of individualist formal-equality feminism as the reason is insufficient. Instead, try explaining why college women aren’t voting in a way that fits the principles behind anti-due-process feminism. Perhaps most college women don’t support that kind of feminism (and, thus consistently, not Clinton’s). This needs to be examined. Is there a study on whether women support preponderance of the evidence and affirmative consent as the default?

    Here’s an alternative explanation by Denise Cummins: http://tinyurl.com/cummins-pbs-feminism

    1. 2. The term “feminism” has been hijacked by a minority of vocal extremists who have redefined it as “gender feminism,” claiming that gender is a patriarchal social construct created in order to oppress women.

      Gender feminism is based on the discredited belief that humans are born as blank slates and all sex differences are artifacts of socialization. They believe the only way to achieve true political and economic equality is to erase all differences between men and women by rigidly socializing boys and girls to be the same.

      Hoo boy.

      1. In one year, I took three Women’s Studies classes. My professors taught me that, because I was a woman, I was victimized and oppressed. Prior to enrolling, I did not see myself that way?Mentioning anything that didn’t support the notion that females were unilaterally oppressed would be akin to blasphemy.

        This shit gives me hope.

  13. Look, some of these young women are voting for the first time, and as we learned when Obama ran, they want their first time to be special, with someone that cares for them.

    1. And nothing says special like a an elderly white dude.

      1. … promising to give them money.

        1. for doing him a favor. If only we had a term to describe that kind of behavior.

  14. Young women don’t like Hillary Clinton because she reminds them of their arch-bitch grandmothers.

    They like Bernie Sanders because he reminds them of their loopy, fun-loving great uncle.

    1. No one likes to be brow-beaten by a Wellesley graduate with a hyphenated name.

      1. I heard some people pay extra for that

        1. You got those people pegged

  15. “young, liberal, feminists voters of either sex”

    “either”? Your boolean “logic” is duly noted, comrade Nick.

  16. “Or is it, as Maureen Dowd argues in The New York Times, a result of the leading role that Hillary Clinton played in revealing “feminism” to be a cyncial cover for more-important Democratic Party interests”

    All identity politics on the Left are simply rationalizations for more power for the progressive theocracy.

    Are they mad that the Clintons made that too obvious?

  17. The predominant cause is that women are sexually attracted not to the boys, but to Bernie. See Lawrence “masturbating” to Sanders/David: http://tinyurl.com/lawrence-sanders-david

    Larry David: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzbF0CszTt8; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MykO8IF-7eI

    1. The predominant cause is that women are sexually attracted not to the boys, but to Bernie.

      Any port in a storm. He’s the only one in the crowd that doesn’t have a messenger bag or skinny jeans.

    2. That is more disgusting then any SugarFree prose I’ve seen

      1. For her sake, I hope someday she has the wisdom to be embarrassed by that comment

        1. It made me think I have a chance.

          1. If you look like an angry old potato and have intellect of a Marxist high school dropout, then yes

            1. I am halfway there, and the other half is pretty doable.

        2. Huh. I would have found a male comment something along the lines of disgusting, but a woman’s… unlikely. What bothers you so much?

          1. I don’t understand the “disgusting if a man does it, but not a woman” thing, but….

            The idea of masturbating to a political figure would be a great satire of a dumb, power-worshiping prog. Except she was serious. Not that she actually did it (perish the thought) but she was serious about signaling her insipid lust for Bernie’s policies. Because masturbation is not a consequence of reaching an objective, well-thought out position.

            1. -Disgust: I more readily perceive male (displays of) sexuality as (pathetic and) disgusting (is a man masturbating even worth mentioning?, way too common). Women get a beauty, purity, and morality bonus. There’s more to this, but…

              I’m pretty sure she wasn’t serious. And her object of worship is Larry David, who satirized Bernie Sanders. (Though there are parallels; David barely changed his role of Curb Your Enthusiasm [playing himself] to portray Sanders.)

              “Because masturbation is not a consequence of reaching an objective, well-thought out position.” Apt description. Fortunately sex isn’t a matter of well-thought out positions. Well…

  18. Hillary Clinton supports the war on women who smoke weed

    1. HC smokes the women on weed who support the war?

      HC weeds out women’s support for the war on smoke?

      HC’s weird women smoke support hose?

  19. If I didn’t already have any number of reasons to despise Hillary, an endorsement from that depraved bitch Albright would clinch it.

    -jcr

    1. Kissinger gives her the nod too. I assume that puts the cherry on the turd pie?

  20. Bernie is that avuncular thing to younger folks. He’s not their parents. He has lots of free stuff for them. He’s hipster because he understands them.
    Yes, he’s a Svengali. We see it. They don’t. But the lack of appeal of Hillary has more to do with Bernie’s appeal than to abandoning Feminism as fronted by her.
    And yes the kids are as dumb as rocks but that’s microagressing against rocks. Poor rocks!

  21. Don’t trust women after the age of 30. They stop being feminists.

  22. The idea that gender “trumps” all, and that an individual candidate’s politics should make no difference.

    But, say, if Carly Fiorina was matched up against Bernie Sanders in the general election

    Would gender be the issue then ?

  23. Peyton Manning “Omaha-ed” that female trainer.

  24. So, when did the Suffragists become feminists? Or didn’t they? The Suffragists were prohibitionists. They weren’t conservative, obviously, but they worked with conservatives. Once they gained the vote, did most of them wander of to live their lives, leaving only the radicals to highjack the movement?
    Or are Suffrage and Feminism unrelated?

  25. Anyone know what it was that earned Bill the gratitude of blacks and/or Hispanics?

    1. It was when he picked Al Gore as his running mate. Because Al Gore Sr. was so good to blacks when he was senator. /sarc

      I think it was (1) when he went on the Arsenio Hall show and played saxaphone and (2) when Ross Perot called a group of blacks ge was speaking to “you people.”

  26. Does anyone seriously think these people won’t fall in line behind Clinton when she inevitably wins the nomination ?

    My god, millenials are the biggest bunch of joiners ever born. They don’t think, they swarm. Right now Sanders is the beehive, but Hillary is the beekeeper. Or more like the senior partner in the honey conglomerate.

    1. Honeycombglomerate.

  27. I think it’s more accurate to say they don’t care about Hillary, because, over 20 years of observing her proves that she herself is really not much of a feminist. She is an extremely self-centered woman who is only interested in enhancing her own power. In her long tenure in public life, she has never staked out a principled position upon which she risked her political career. Ever. She’s asking women to vote for her just because she’s female, not because she’s willing to fight for them.

  28. support for feminism is at 18 percent among us women. I don’t think lack of support for Hillary has anything to do with feminism but with the fact that she is an angry old alcoholic. I just believe nick is always trying to earn liberal approval in every article even if it is attacking a democrat.

    1. *U.S. women

    2. The problem is that US feminism is limited to middle class white woman. When you see see them complaining about Female genital mutilation, then then the’re actual feminists. but feminists want nothing to to with them.

      1. Well that would require them to actually stand for something and not just cry and whine all day.

  29. RE “Set feminists back”

    They may have made the right decisions, in respect to their goals. They certainly have come far. See this doc from Clark Uni:

    “Rape is also a legal term that is defined in Massachusetts by three
    elements:
    ? Penetration of ANY orifice by ANY object,
    ? Force or threat of force, or
    ? Sexual contact against the will of the victim.
    Consent cannot be given (legally) if a person is impaired, intoxicated,
    drugged, underage, mentally challenged, unconscious, or asleep.

    Rape and sexual assault are about power and dominance; they are not
    about sex and certainly not about feelings of love and/or affection.
    Rape is a hate crime based on gender, power and control. ” – http://tinyurl.com/clark-survivor

    Cf. gov’s text: “Sexual assault and rape are crimes of violence and control, using sex acts as a weapon. Rape and sexual assault are not sexually motivated acts; rather, they stem from aggression, rage, sexism, and the determination to exercise power over someone else. Rape is also a legal term that is defined in Massachusetts by three elements: penetration of any orifice by any object; force or threat of force; against the will of the victim. Sexual assault is often more broadly defined as any sexual activity that is forced or coerced or unwanted.” Note that Clark’s text wrongly claims that sexual assault is rape, legally. (The gov’s three cumulative elements of rape are: penetration, force, against will.) – http://tinyurl.com/mass-short

    1. Back to Clark’s text:

      “Coercion is the use of emotional manipulation to persuade someone to
      something they may not want to do ? like being sexual or performing
      certain sexual acts. Examples of some coercive statements include:
      “If you love me you would have sex with me.”, “If you don’t have sex
      with me I will find someone who will.”, and “I’m not sure I can be with
      someone who doesn’t want to have sex with me.” Coercive
      statements are often part of many campus acquaintance rapes. Being
      coerced into having sex or performing sexual acts is not consenting to
      having sex and is considered rape/sexual assault.

      Consent is clear permission between intimate partners that what they
      are doing is okay and safe. To consent to something ? like being
      sexual ? means you confidently agree to do it based on your own free
      will without any influence or pressure. You cannot legally consent if
      you are drinking or under the influence of drugs as your ability to
      consent has been impaired.”

      “If you don’t want to have sex with me, I will look for someone else.” + sex = rape. Drinking (a beer) + sex = rape.

      Spectacularly at odds with Mass’ law: http://tinyurl.com/mass-caselaw

  30. “Younger Women Not Voting for Hillary Because She Killed Feminism”

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  35. revealing “feminism” to be a cyncial cover for more-important Democratic Party interests?

    Is that like “revealing that Santa Claus doesn’t exist” or that “revealing that the Pope is Catholic”?

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