Can’t Hold This in Any Longer

Isn’t declaring “I’m voting for Clinton because she’s a woman!” just as blatantly sexist as “I’m not voting for Clinton because she’s a woman!”?

Back to your regularly scheduled doldrums.


#1 boogiemum on 01.11.08 at 3:12 am

every person should be judged on their worth rather than their sex. I totally agree with you.

#2 Heather on 01.11.08 at 10:55 am

Several feminist blogs in my daily rounds (and that’s more than just the Lowcountry folks) have declared either that sentiment and frankly it baffles me. I can’t get it to mesh with my idea of equality. Yes we fight to have things “fair” but fair does not mean voting for “our side” just because the opportunity presents itself. Isn’t that what part of the opposing side has predicted for years and years?

Yeah yeah, my feminism isn’t your feminism yada yada.

I’m still baffled.

#3 Mama Grizzly on 01.11.08 at 12:23 pm

THANK YOU! Very well said! It’s frightening to me that someone could vote for her “just because” she’s a woman. UGH! If I had ever found out I had gotten a job “just because” I was a woman and NOT because I was the best qualified, I would be TICKED!

#4 Stephanie on 01.11.08 at 2:46 pm

I like the new bumber sticker ” Is it to early to impeach Clinton? “

#5 Margo on 01.11.08 at 3:08 pm

She’s a woman? 😉

#6 JanetLee on 01.11.08 at 3:14 pm

Heather, I agree with you. To me, if I vote for her just because she is a woman, I am not being a feminist. I am being sexist. Just as if someone wouldn’t vote for Obama just because of his race, that is racist. Hillary (and Obama and everyone else in the race) should be judged on their message, their merits, their experience. Race, sex, religion should have no bearing on the choice.

Stephanie, division is out this year. Working together is in.

#7 Patrick on 01.12.08 at 7:27 pm

Absolutely. I wonder why more people don’t seem to get that!

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