topum (topum) wrote,

The target is not Hillary Clinton. It’s us.

This might be my favourite article of all time. I could easily mistake it for satire, like many other things in this election (including Trump actually getting the nomination). But unfortunately it isn't. I wouldn't disagree with the first sentence though. This is so good. Who needs comedy.

Hillary Clinton’s Emailgate Is an Attack on Women

Robin Lakoff is a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of Language and Woman's Place

I am mad. I am mad because I am scared. And if you are a woman, you should be, too. Emailgate is a bitch hunt, but the target is not Hillary Clinton. It’s us.

The only reason the whole email flap has legs is because the candidate is female. Can you imagine this happening to a man? Clinton is guilty of SWF (Speaking While Female), and emailgate is just a reminder to us all that she has no business doing what she’s doing and must be punished, for the sake of all decent women everywhere. There is so much of that going around.

'It's not about emails; it's about public communication by a woman’

Full article in Time is here.
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