The Strain Of “Feminism” That Wants Bernie Dead

The Strain Of “Feminism” That Wants Bernie Dead


YOU GUYS MIGHT KNOW WHO KATIE
HELP HER IS THAT SHE IS A WRITER, VERY TALENTED SHE WAS A
BIG SUPPORTER OF BERNIE SANDERS IN THE CAMPAIGN AS MANY WRITERS
WORD THAT SHE’S A FEMINIST AND A DEAR FRIEND OF MINE THAT SHE WAS
ON TWITTER YESTERDAY AND I SAW LITTLE EXCHANGE BETWEEN HER AND
A WOMAN NAMED CARMEN RIOS WHO IS AN EDITOR AT MS. MAGAZINE YOU
KNOW THE FAMOUS MS. MAGAZINE THAT GLORIA STEINEM FOUNDED THAT
I HAVE SUBSCRIBED TO THIS MAGAZINE SINCE I WAS 15 YEARS
OLD. THIS REALLY STRUCK ME. IF YOU RECALL GLORIA STEINMAN
ENDORSED HILLARY CLINTON SHE HAD MADE SOME CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS
LAST YEAR AROUND JANUARY ABOUT WOMEN WHO WERE SUPPORTING BERNIE
SANDERS TABLETS PLAY.DOC LIKE THIS KIND OF NOT FAIR TO MEASURE
MOST WOMEN BY THE STANDARD OF MOST MEN BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING
TO GET MORE ACTIVIST AS THEY GROW OLDER AND WHEN YOU ARE
YOUNG YOU ARE THINKING THE BOYS ARE WITH BERNIE. SO CONDESCENDING TO WOMEN I
THINK THAT A LITTLE DO I THINK WE DO
WITH THAT WELL BECAUSE IT WAS A LONG, IT WAS AROUND THE
TIME WHEN MADELEINE ALBRIGHT SAID THERE’S A SPECIAL
PLACE IN HELL FOR WOMEN WHO DON’T SUPPORT OTHER WOMEN ARE DESIGNED INCLUDE MICHELLE
BACHMAN. DOES THAT INCLUDE JOEL STEIN? I DIDN’T SUPPORT HER BUT
DON’T SHAME ME. 40 YEARS BEFORE THAT GLORIA
STEINMAN WAS SAYING THIS ABOUT BERNIE SANDERS. ACTUALLY, I’M ONLY HERE TODAY
TO MAKE BERNIE SANDERS AN HONORARY WOMAN. OKAY, THAT WAS NOT 40 YEARS,
THAT WAS 1996. WHY IS THIS RELEVANT? ONE OF THE EDITORS OF MS. MAGAZINE TODAY, AND RIOS TWEETED
OUT SOME CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS. THIS WAS YESTERDAY. REJOICE, FOR ONE DAY BERNIE
SANDERS WILL RETIRE OR DIE. THAT WAS ON THE 7TH. BUT THEN ON THE 20TH SHE SAYS GOING TO BUILD A
MONUMENT FOR ALL THE WOMEN WHO WERE BRIGHT AND ERECTED ON
TOP OF BERNIE SANDERS’S GRAVE. WHAT IS THAT ABOUT? THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE
STILL SO DEVOTED TO THIS BERNIE BRILL MEME, EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT
USING THE PHRASE ANYMORE, THEY STILL WANT TO KIND OF PERCH RAY
BERNIE SANDERS IS HAVING UNIQUE APPEAL AMONG THESE KIND OF
OBLIVIOUS MALES WHO GET UNDUE ATTENTION IN SOCIETY AND THAT IS
BASICALLY THE ANGLE THEY ARE PUSHING IN TERMS OF HOW TO
ANALYZE THE BERNIE MOVEMENT AND ADJUST, I DON’T KNOW. ITíS
GETTING TIRESOME AT THIS POINT. ITíS WORSE THAN THAT BECAUSE
THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR IS ACTUALLY DESTRUCTIVE. IF THIS WAS JUST A PERSON, YOU
COULD IGNORE IT BUT SHE ACTUALLY IS FROM MS. MAGAZINE AND SHE ACTUALLY RUNS
THE MISSED MAGAZINE TWITTER ACCOUNT WHICH IS WHITE SHOOTING
AT THEM ABOUT THIS DOESN’T DO ANY GOOD WHICH IS WHAT I
FOUND OUT FROM UTAH I FOUND THAT OUT ACCIDENTALLY
DIE FOUNDED OFTEN TWITTER. THIS IS WAY WORSE BECAUSE
AGAIN IN THE ARTICLE SHE MAKES THE POINT IMAGINE IT BEING
OTHER WAY JUST LIKE I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE DEMOCRATS OF THE
PEOPLE WHO CAN THINK THEY ARE ON THE LEFT WHO ARE STILL
FIGHTING THE PRIMARY. YOUR CANDIDATE WOULD THE
PRIMARY. YOUR CANADA BE BERNIE SANDERS SO
THAT IS OVER. SHE LOST A DONALD TRUMP BUT YOU
WERE NOT ANGRY AT DONALD TRUMP, YOU ARE STILL ANGRY AT
THE PRIMARY. THAT IS THE CRAZIEST THING AND
BY THE WAY IT’S MAY AND SHE WAS TWEETING ON APRIL THAT THAT IS
SIX MONTHS AFTER THE ELECTION. CAN YOU IMAGINE 1989 PEOPLE STILL PASTE OFF ABOUT
MICHAEL DUKAKIS’S PRIMARY? THAT IS UNHINGED CRAZY BUT IT IS
OKAY WHEN IT IS DONE, THAT’S WHY PEOPLE WHEN YOU CALL PEOPLE
SEXIST IT DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING ANYMORE. WHEN YOU CALL TRUMP A SEXIST
BECAUSE YOU CALL SOMEONE LIKE BERNIE EXCESSES AND HE
CALLED THEM BERNIE BROSE AND IT IS ALL MADE UP. IT’S ALL BULL SHIP BECAUSE YOU
ARE EMPTY INSIDE AND IT’S ALL IDENTITY POLITICS AND IT’S
NOTHING REAL AND PEOPLE SEE THROUGH YOU, BY THE WAY YOU AND
YOUR BRILLIANT SIDE LOST TO DONNIE TINY AND TRUMP. SPECULATION ON THAT IS THAT
SHE WAS EXPOSED IN THE PRIMARY BY SOMEONE WHO WAS SMART ENOUGH
TO GO BEHIND WHICH I DON’T THINK TRUMP WOULD’VE HAD, TO GO BEHIND
HER BIG ISSUES, THE PROBLEMS THAT SHE REALLY HAD AND THAT
WAS BERNIE SANDERS AND THEN AFTER SHE STILL BE HIM, DONALD
TRUMP AT AN ANGLE. BUT DONALD TRUMP DIDN’T TAKE THE
ANGLE, HE WAS SAYING THE SAME THING ALL TIME. WHEN HE BEAT THE 19 REPUBLICANS
AND THEN HE CONTINUES TO THE NORMAL ELECTION. SHE GOT
DAMAGED BY SOMEONE SMART ENOUGH TO DAMAGE HER. NOT BACKDOOR BUT BACKSTABBING TO
DO TO HER AND THEN SHE WAS TO DAMAGE TO THAT POINT TO BE
HIM. IT MAKES NO SENSE THAT WAS NOT UNDER COUNT THAT
NOBODY SHOULD WISH DEATH ON ANY LAWMAKER ESPECIALLY PLAY AN
EDITOR FROM THIS MAGAZINE BUT SHE SAYS THE PROBLEM IS WHEN AN
EDITOR EXPRESSES JOYOUS SOME OF THE VISION WILL DEATH AND
FANTASIZES ABOUT BUILDING A MONUMENT NOT AN HOMAGE ON TOP OF
HIS GRAVE. THAT THIS PERSON HAPPENS TO BE
SITTING SENATOR WHO RAN ACROSS THE COUNTRY COMPETING
HARDER FOR HILLARY CLINTON THAN ANY OTHER SINGLE HUMAN
BEING BEHIND BESIDES BILL CLINTON IS IRRELEVANT BUT
POIGNANT. SHE GOES ON TO SAY IíM
GOING TO POST THE INEVITABLE RESPONSES MY STATEMENTS
WILL PROVOKE. I THINK THIS IS RELEVANT. PEOPLE GIVE DEATH THREATS
TO CLINTON ALL THE TIME. DIRECTLY TRUE, YES THEY DO. THEY ARE RANDOS ON THE INTERNET
NOT EDITORS OF MAJOR PUBLICATIONS. HER REJOICING AT
HILLARY’S DEATH WOULD BE MYSOGYNISTIC AND INDICATIVE OF
VIOLENCE AND HARASSMENT THAT WOMEN FACE MORE THAN MEN AND
CLINTON FACED MORE THAN SANDERS WHICH IS TRUE BUT WITH THAT
BEING SAID, THIS IS IN MY OPINION AS A FEMINIST, WHEN I
WOULD COUNTER MY LOVELY FRIENDS WHO DIDN’T SPEAK TO ME FOR TWO
YEARS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. WHEN YOU ACCEPT WALL STREET MONEY, YOUíRE BASICALLY FIGHTING ON
THE SIDE AGAINST THE EQUAL PAY. THEY’RE THE ONES BUILDING THE
TAX CODES SO THE WOMEN ARE COLOR ARE WORSE THE MOST OUT THERE
GOING AGAINST UNION WHO REPRESENT WOMEN AND WOMEN OF
COLOR THE MOST. IF YOUíRE ONLY A FEMINIST WHEN IT COMES TO WHITE
FEMINIST AND I CANNOT MAKE THAT ONLY PERSON IN THAT RACE WAS
FIGHTING FOR THOSE ISSUES BERNIE SANDERS THAT I COUNTED HER BY
SAYING ECONOMICS IS THE UNIFIER AND YOU ARE NOW CONTINUING TO
SEPARATE COMMUNITIES INCLUDING THE BERNIE COMMUNITY WHICH IS A
LITTLE DISPLAY HERE AND I THINK IF YOU AGREE WITH THIS HONESTY
SHOULD HAVE KATIE HELPER’S BACK BECAUSE SHE IS GETTING ATTACKED
ON THE INTERNET RIGHT NOW LIKE CRAZY BECAUSE SHE DEFENDED
BERNIE SANDERS FROM BASICALLY DEATH THREATS. WHY IS THAT BAD? IT’S CRAZY. IT’S ON THE ONE HAND I THINK
THERE’S SOMETHING TO MOCKING SOMEONE LIKE CARMEN RIOS FOR
STILL BEING SO FIXATED ON THE PRIMARY CAMPAIGN LAST YEAR BUT
ON THE OTHER HAND THE 2016 ELECTION OVERALL REPRESENTED
SUCH A PROFOUND RECONFIGURATION OF AMERICAN POLITICS AND SORT OF
SHIFTED THE TERMS OF THE INTRAPARTY DIVISIONS IN BOTH
PARTIES IT’S NOT SURPRISING TO ME THAT PEOPLE WOULD STILL BE
PRETTY ENMESHED IN THOSE DEBATES EVEN NOW, 6+ MONTHS AFTER THE
ELECTION BECAUSE THEY SORT OF DEFINE HOW AMERICAN POLITICS IS
NOW ORDERED. WHAT SHE SAID THERE IS SORT
OF PETULANT AND IDIOTIC BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I THINK WE
SHOULD EMBRACE THE FACT THAT OUR POLITICS ARE IN FLUX
AND THAT WAS CATALYZED BY THE ELECTION LAST
YEAR. CAN YOU IMAGINE IF CENK
OR ANA SAID THAT? WHAT IF JAKE TAPPER HAD SAID
THAT? I THINK THE QUESTION IS WHAT IS
MISSED MAGAZINE GOING TO DO ARE THEY GONNA DO ANYTHING ABOUT
THIS BECAUSE THAT’S WE DO STILL UP THERE AND NOW CARMEN RIOS IS
COMPLAINING THAT SHE HAD TO SHUT DOWN HER ACCOUNT BECAUSE SHE WAS
GETTING SOMEBODY ATTACKED. GUESS WHAT? YOU’RE AN EDITOR. YOU TWEETED OUT A DEATH
FANTASY OF A POLITICIAN WHO IS THE MOST POPULAR POLITICIAN IN
THE COUNTRY AND YOU DIDN’T REALIZE THAT THERE WOULD BE
RAMIFICATIONS OF THAT? SOMEHOW IT’S THE PEOPLE WHO ARE
UPSET AT THEIR BULLSHIT BEHAVIOR, IT’S THEIR FAULT YOU
HAD TO SHUT DOWN YOUR TWITTER ACCOUNT? NO AGAIN,
ANOTHER CLINTONITE WHO CAN’T TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR
ROCK-BOTTOM SHIT BEHAVIOR.

100 comments on “The Strain Of “Feminism” That Wants Bernie Dead

  1. Rick Elder Post author

    People like Carmen Rios are why many of us rather refer to ourselves as egalitarians or supporters of equal rights and never feminists.

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  2. Lydia Johnson Post author

    As a long-time feminist, it's been a wild ride. Some behaviour by "feminists" has done a great deal to damage the status of women and girls. Additionally, I believe the smugness of some feminists have shut off necessary discourse that could have been inclusive of men instead of sending them running toward the likes of Trump and his ilk. As I've posted elsewhere, living in the Heartland is already difficult. But, when you add unhinged comments and behaviours, by some in my own camp, it makes it difficult to argue that women are rational thinkers and beings. These women diminish the seriousness of other women who have paid hard dues to take a seat at the tables of science, technology, governance and politics, as well as commerce. To that I say, will the women/children please sit down and let the adults lead us forward?

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  3. TheDarkShow Post author

    Really enjoyed TYT till Nomiki joined. Something about her im to not fond of, Wheres ana at?

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  4. SBlackmare Post author

    Nomiki & TYT – I'm with you and Katie Halper. White neoliberal feminists are worse than hypocritical Dems who become lobbyists for big PhRMA!

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  5. lcyw20 Post author

    I am a man. Should I ask permission from Carmen Rios to breathe? She is completely unbalanced and not for equality. She gives feminism a bad name.

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  6. Danny Puckett Post author

    Sanders was about women's and everybody else's rights, I think she wants to blame someone for Hillary being the corporate loser that she is.

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  7. Danny Puckett Post author

    Bernie did not look at the election as a man or woman, He was all about the issues. Ms. magazine tries to portray him that way and in my opinion did nothing but hurt their own cause. and it sounds like if you run against a woman then your a sexist​ period.

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  8. TheRangeControl Post author

    Jimmy… sometimes you can be a bit cantankerous for my taste. But damn, dude….

    ….PREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAACH!!!!

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  9. Libby Arndt Post author

    How sick! I was already so sick of id politics that I couldn't stand another word. Enough!!!

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  10. Mickilic yes Post author

    I am a sixty year old white feminist and an avid Bernie supporter! Being a feminist doesn't mean any woman will do, it means equal rights for women and Bernie has always been for that. That makes him more of a feminist than some prominent women I know.

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  11. e val79 Post author

    Just like the military complex making money from wars Gloria steinham makes millions from feminism.

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  12. Hillbot Tear Dispenser Post author

    Bernie Sanders is garbage. Socialist nonsense does not work. Be smarter, folks.

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  13. Thomas Hyle Post author

    the primary is still pretty important, but its importance is as a demonstration of DNC corruption and crony impunity.

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  14. Cult Of Malgus Post author

    Watching the democrats devour each other is more than I could have ever dreamed of. Maybe the survivors will see why the Zionist agenda was not to their benefit. <3

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  15. Jaimee Larsen Post author

    an editor, should know better. PERIOD. Two wrongs do not make a right – hypocrisy shows a lack of morality and/or character.

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  16. michaelglass00 Post author

    ill take bernie over any of these other pieces of shit. BUT im an ancom, so bernie sanders is still not the answer. only direct action and ancom revolution.

    (A) (E) (///)

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  17. Richard Shapiro Post author

    well, if I was a woman (honorary or otherwise) I would still like to have health care, maternity leave, affordable education. it's not about the gender, but about their character and positions, and honesty. in the big picture, we are humans. living on a big beautiful planet with a huge family of life to be here with…let's emphasize that.

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  18. Lisa Kazmier Post author

    Hillbots are very questionably "feminist" indeed. Sorry, Gloria Steinam. Voting for genitalia isn't feminist. Why not support Theresa May on that score, who one comedian in the UK called "Thatcher's final horcrux." In fact, Thatcher is more of a feminist than Hillary, given she's got that genitalia and also made herself into Party Leader. She didn't get it from her husband the way Shillary did. Derp.

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  19. MattOGormanSmith Post author

    "violence and harassment that women face more than men"  this is NOT true actually,  outside of domestic situations.

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  20. Saracen Alid Moore Post author

    What in the world is up with that last paragraph at 5:37. Men face more violence than men, any day! Secondly, wishing death on a woman IS NOT inherently misogynistic. You have to prove misogyny, you can't just assume it. And if a woman wishes death upon Clinton? Wishing death on a woman might be cruel, unjust and even atrocious, but you can't call it misogynistic unless the person ACTUALLY hate women in general.

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  21. vezelay77 Post author

    Guy in the blue dress shirt is getting a bit scary. I do not watch TYT so I can hear a Bill Riley-esque screamer. Please calm him down.

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  22. missourigreen051 Post author

    I'm a hardcore liberal Democrat, but the 2 movements of feminists who thinks Bernie Sanders is against women's rights, and the black people who think Quentin Tarantino is a hardcore racist, I definitely do not support those 2 groups. I'm a PC kind of person but only on a common sense kind of level, being overly PC can cause you to be in one of those 2 groups or think everything is homophobic (that last one I use to act like that, I'm a gay male who is still against homophobia today but I'm just not super sensitive and knows when someone really is being anti-gay compared to what I use to think was homophobia before).

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  23. Yiṣḥāq David Post author

    Both Bernie and Trump supporters were painted as maniacs or losers by the media….

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  24. Austyn Cains Post author

    Sorry, but wishing a politician dead who happens to be female, is not inherantly mysogonistic. I so sick of this shit.

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  25. Emmy Accardi Post author

    Ironic that your criticisms towards people who are mad about the primary results sort of contradict your anger towards a tweet made in April by an insignificant individual.

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  26. DIVINE COMMERCE Post author

    To me feminism means supporting a woman's right to choose any darn candidate she wants. Fascism and misogyny is punishing a woman for choosing Bernie. 💖🇺🇸

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  27. BeerReview Post author

    Bernie Bros are weak non competitive men who don't need to reproduce we don't need any more basement dwelling anti fa closet socialist ideology loving lazy maggots who don't contribute to the society on a whole at least feminism is about getting women on equal footing in the work place which is basically a capitalistic ideal so yeah I finally found a 3rd wave feminist I like because she points out all the hypocrisy of identity politics bc it's undeniable that it's propaganda and fact based evidence for almost anything reported on by anyone. Bernies career died when he sold out he's loaded so he's wife I bet this feminist is calling out Bernies wife which she should

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  28. Alice Andersson Post author

    Ugggggh. This is just really damaging to feminism. I've grown to detest feminism. It's sexist as hell, shaming men for just being men. Male toxicity, rape culture and so on.
    I think both sides need to realize both sexes have issues. Both genders have things that could improve. Making each other the enemy isn't a good thing at all. It's not productive. We need something new where we can work for each other's rights. Not feminism, not mra's

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  29. DominatingNA Post author

    Which part of the tax code disproportionately harms African Americans? Legitimately curious.

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  30. Adur Pandya Post author

    This idiocy is limited to a few feminists. Stop mentioning it. Make counter propaganda without mentioning this. Then people will automatically dismiss these idiots.

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  31. Sophia ain'taclasscuck Post author

    Pro Hillary = Anti Womanist

    Hillary Clinton was a goldwater girl and used the words "super predator" to describe black children.

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  32. Sophia ain'taclasscuck Post author

    Hillary Clinton: The Anti-Woman ‘Feminist’

    One might call it Feminism for the 1 percent.
    Although Hillary Clinton selected Tim Kaine as her Vice President in this campaign, her true running mate might very well be her vagina. Indeed, while Clinton’s support continues to be among the lowest for any Democratic nominee in recent memory, she has managed to position her gender as a focal point of her campaign, a move intended to capture the women’s vote among liberals and conservatives alike. And, considering her opponent is Donald Trump, a man seen by millions of women as a misogynistic loudmouth, she has done this quite successfully.

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  33. Sophia ain'taclasscuck Post author

    Beyond the political window-dressing and empty rhetoric, Clinton’s record on women and families should not only lose her the support of American women, it should qualify her as one of the most anti-woman candidates in history. For while modest progress has been made toward some semblance of gender equality, it is the actions of Clinton herself that have done more than any other single individual to harm women and families. Slick public relations aside, Hillary Clinton may very well be the most anti-woman candidate in generations.

    Hillary’s Relentless Attack on Women and Families

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  34. Sophia ain'taclasscuck Post author

    “I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st Century.” So said Hillary Clinton in a 2011 interview with Newsweek. And this quote, among many others, has been trumpeted by Clinton supporters as the revelation of the angel of feminism, the gospel according to Saint Hillary. But in probing a little more deeply, some disturbing questions emerge which seem to cast doubt on her commitment to the rights of women and girls, both in the 21st Century, as well as at the end of the 20th Century.

    As First Lady, Hillary Clinton, along with her then President husband Bill Clinton, did more than anyone to make the lives of poor and working class women and girls all the more precarious. Perhaps no single action taken by the Clintons did more to harm women and families than the evisceration of welfare. As part of a deeply cynical, and unconscionably reckless, strategy to win over racist white voters, the Clintons set their sights on Black and Latino women and children, portraying them as parasitical exploiters of hard-working whites.

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  35. Sophia ain'taclasscuck Post author

    First Lady, Hillary Clinton, along with her then President husband Bill Clinton, did more than anyone to make the lives of poor and working class women and girls all the more precarious. Perhaps no single action taken by the Clintons did more to harm women and families than the evisceration of welfare. As part of a deeply cynical, and unconscionably reckless, strategy to win over racist white voters, the Clintons set their sights on Black and Latino women and children, portraying them as parasitical exploiters of hard-working whites.

    After having supported her husband’s goal of “ending welfare as we know it,” Clinton was instrumental in ginning up support for the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA). This bill, passed with the support of a right wing Republican Congress, effectively ended welfare programs designed to provide real assistance to women and children in desperate need. And, despite countless experts denouncing the law, including a close friend and former assistant secretary of social services at the Department of Health of Human Services, Hillary continued to defend it. Speaking of the destruction of welfare, Clinton told the Gettysburg Times in 2002, “Now that we’ve said these people are no longer deadbeats – they’re actually out there being productive – how do we keep them there?”

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  36. Sophia ain'taclasscuck Post author

    Such callous disregard for the reality of poverty and the difficult circumstances in which millions of women and children live demonstrates precisely what sort of “feminist” Hillary Clinton is: a neoliberal corporate exploiter without a penis. For Clinton, what matters is not the material reality of women’s lives, but rather how best to exploit them for political gain. As feminist scholars Alejandra Marchevsky and Jeanne Theoharis noted:

    “[PRWORA’s] legacy still ripples through the country, where families remain as poor as—or, in many cases, poorer than—before, but with one crucial difference: Today, the “reformed” welfare system provides little safety net, and no hand-up. Instead, it traps poor mothers into exploitative, poverty-wage jobs and dangerous personal situations, deters them from college, and contributes to the growing trend of poor mothers who can neither find a job nor access public assistance. It is our failed social policy—not simply the recession—that is responsible for crisis-level poverty in the United States.”

    Of course, such painful realities are taboo subjects for the devout adherents of the Gospel According to Hillary, where the sacred scriptures tell of a crusading archangel come to Earth to protect the downtrodden women from the oppression of patriarchy. Perhaps church dogma will need to be updated to account for the fact that Clinton’s welfare “reform” reduced the percentage of households eligible for assistance from 68 percent to 26 percent, while the value of a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) check has dropped by 20 percent. Of course, the Church of Latter Day Corporate Feminists will ignore these, and myriad other statistics which demonstrate that rather than a champion of poor women and families, Hillary has been one of their main antagonists.

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  37. Sophia ain'taclasscuck Post author

    Hillary’s vicious assault on women and families goes far beyond just the gutting of welfare. Indeed, the development of the mass incarceration state and prison-industrial complex is intimately tied to the policies of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

    Hillary was the leading edge of the campaign to pass her husband’s infamous 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (aka the “Crime Bill”) which disproportionately targeted people of color and led to the rise of the mass incarceration state or, as Michelle Alexander famously dubbed it, “The New Jim Crow.” Writing in The Nation in 2016, Alexander explained that the Clinton Crime Bill was responsible for:

    – the largest increase in federal and state prison inmates of any president in American history

    – the 100-to-1 sentencing disparity for crack versus powder cocaine, which produced staggering racial injustice in sentencing and boosted funding for drug-law enforcement

    – the idea of a federal “three strikes” law

    – a US$30 billion crime bill that created dozens of new federal capital crimes

    – the mandating of life sentences for some three-time offenders

    – authorizing more than US$16 billion for state prison grants and the expansion of police forces

    – African Americans constituting 80 to 90 percent of all drug offenders sent to prison, even though they’re no more likely than whites to use or sell illegal drugs

    – A 50 percent increase in African American incarceration by the year 2000

    While Alexander was highlighting the racial disparities and continued oppression of Black America thanks to the Clintons, embedded in that very same analysis is the obvious fact that Clinton’s Crime Bill devastated Black and Latino families, locking up millions of fathers (and mothers), breaking apart families, displacing children, and doing irreparable harm to a generation of minority women and children. And, as if the social impacts weren’t enough, Clinton was quick to refer to the children of these families as “superpredators,” a remarkable two-for-one comment which demonstrated both Hillary’s racism and anti-minority family outlook.

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  38. Sophia ain'taclasscuck Post author

    Perhaps real women and children don’t fit into Hillary’s conception of “feminism”? Or, better still, perhaps the real question should be: feminism for whom? Clinton’s domestic track record demonstrates that it is affluent white women who truly are the focus of her brand of corporate neoliberal feminism.

    For Clinton, the great triumph of feminist action is not the empowerment of working class and poor women and families, but rather the entry of elite white women into the ruling class. One might call it Feminism for the 1 percent.

    No wonder Madeleine “500,000 dead Iraqi children was worth it” Albright remarked in February 2016 that there was “a special place in hell” for women who don’t support Hillary Clinton. Albright may very well be projecting here as, if there is a hell, her seat at the VIP table is undoubtedly already reserved. Maybe she’ll keep Hillary’s seat warm for her.

    Imperial Feminism: Hillary’s Bloody Hands

    Clinton hasn’t only built her “feminist” credentials on the oppression and suffering of women and families in the U.S.; her foreign policy achievements have managed to kill, maim, and otherwise destroy the lives of millions of women and children around the world. Such is the record of the corporate imperialist Clinton.

    During her husband’s presidency, Hillary was a vocal advocate for the barbaric sanctions regime, as well as the No-Fly Zone and other belligerent actions taken by her husband against the Iraqi Government of Saddam Hussein. In fact, many experts have noted that the Clinton Iraq policy essentially laid the groundwork for George W. Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003. In particular, Hillary was a leading proponent of the sanctions which, according to the UN, killed roughly 500,000 children.

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    And, of course, there’s Hillary’s infamous support for Bush’s Iraq War when she was a Senator from New York. Clinton explained to the Council on Foreign Relations in December 2003, “I was one who supported giving President Bush the authority, if necessary, to use force against Saddam Hussein. I believe that that was the right vote….I stand by the vote.” Of course this was in the immediate aftermath of the invasion of Iraq and subsequent capture of Saddam Hussein, a time when one could still justify support for a war that, just a few years later, proved to be politically unpalatable, to say nothing of it being an egregious war crime, as we all knew from the beginning.

    And Hillary was not perturbed in the slightest at the hundreds of thousands of women and children whose lives were irrevocably destroyed by the war and its aftermath, one which is still being reckoned with today.

    Hillary and Bill – the power couple tag team of Washington – also led the charge to bomb Serbia in 1999. During the 78 days of “Operation Allied Force” more than 2,000 civilians were killed, including 88 children. Naturally, this was of little consequence to the great feminist heroine Hillary who, according to biographer Gail Sheehy, proudly proclaimed “I urged [Bill Clinton] to bomb [Serbia].” The barbarism and sheer viciousness of someone who gleefully takes credit for the deaths of scores of children and countless thousands of women should give anyone who believes in the Hillary the feminist mythos serious pause.

    Who could forget Libya? In the war championed by Hillary Clinton, who is regarded by experts as being the loudest voice in favor of regime change against Gaddafi and the destruction of the country, tens of thousands of women were raped, lynched, and murdered by the glorious “rebels” (read terrorists) backed by Clinton and her imperial coterie. Perhaps the great feminist hero could speak to the children of Misrata, Sirte, and Bani Walid who have now grown up without their mothers and fathers, and explain to them just how “worth it” the war was. Maybe Clinton could look mothers in the eyes and tell them how the deaths of their children from war, disease, and terrorism is a small price to pay for the foreign policy objectives of Washington.

    And let us not forget about Honduras, the country suffering under a right wing dictatorship helped into office by then Secretary Clinton. Hillary brazenly, and rather despicably, took credit for her handiwork in her autobiography Hard Choices where she explained that, “In the subsequent days [after the coup] I spoke with my counterparts around the hemisphere, including Secretary [Patricia] Espinosa in Mexico… We strategized on a plan to restore order in Honduras and ensure that free and fair elections could be held quickly and legitimately, which would render the question of [elected President Manuel] Zelaya moot.”

    Indeed, Clinton was instrumental in bringing the right wing coup government to power. And that government today carries out systematic oppression of women and Indigenous communities throughout the country. In a high profile assassination, renowned Indigenous activist and feminist Berta Cáceres was gunned down by assailants tied to the government installed by Clinton. In fact, Cáceres herself called out Hillary Clinton prior to her death. In a 2014 interview, Cáceres said:

    “We’re coming out of a coup that we can’t put behind us. We can’t reverse it. It just kept going. And after, there was the issue of the elections. The same Hillary Clinton, in her book, ‘Hard Choices,’ practically said what was going to happen in Honduras. This demonstrates the meddling of North Americans in our country. The return of the president, Mel Zelaya, became a secondary issue. There were going to be elections in Honduras. And here she [Clinton] recognized that they didn’t permit Mel Zelaya’s return to the presidency.”

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    Hillary Clinton's Dubious Views on Latin America

    It would be impossible to catalog all of Hillary’s crimes against women and children in this short piece. One should remember the children of Haiti living in inhumane conditions thanks in no small part to the continued exploitation of their country by the likes of Bill, Hillary, and the Clinton Global Initiative. One should remember the children of Afghanistan living with what peace activist and frequent visitor to Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, describes as permanent post-traumatic stress disorder. One should remember the women and children of Sudan who died after Bill Clinton deliberately bombed a pharmaceutical factory in that country, thereby depriving women and children of much needed medicines. And Syria. And Venezuela. And Pakistan. And Iran. And Russia. And Ukraine. The list goes on and on.

    And let’s recall also Hillary’s support for the Obama Administration’s policy of child deportations. What a champion of the rights of children. Do you wonder if Hillary loses any sleep over the fates of thousands of children from Honduras, El Salvador and elsewhere in Central America, knowing that she is directly responsible for their suffering? And how about Hillary’s cozy relationship with Saudi Arabia, the world’s most oppressive country for women?

    Far from being a feminist, Hillary Clinton is a serial exploiter, and serial killer, of women and children; her track record speaks for itself. The ongoing economic oppression and suffering of women and children in poverty can be directly traced to Hillary’s “pioneering work” as an advocate for the welfare reform now almost universally seen as a disaster for poor women and children. Clinton’s record on children in other countries is equally disturbing.

    In short, Clinton is no feminist, at least not in the real sense. She is not interested in true empowerment of women, only in the empowerment of herself. And she cares not a whit how many women and children will be trampled along the way.

    Corporate imperialism is not feminism, even when done by a woman. Hopefully more American women will realize that before it’s too late. Needless to say, Hillary’s betting that they won’t.

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  39. Lisa Kazmier Post author

    Bernie Sanders went from "honorary woman" to this. Just desperate Clintonism. Does she care about policies or is it a personal favor?

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  40. Rodrick Connolly Post author

    They go against Bernie Sanders because they won (cheated) that battle. You have to hold high your victories to stay relevant.

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  41. The Creature from the Seventh Chamber Post author

    I love the quotation marks as if you are saying that this is not REAL feminism . . . No true Scotsman anyone?

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  42. Ch335h34D Post author

    It’s worth lol’ing for such an attention hungry editor to get ruffled feathers at the meme term “Bernie bros”… it’s just a meme get it, lady…? Why the hell would she stand against the equal rights movement and defame the leader’s grave. Gleaming leadership for the feminist movement… pause… not.

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  43. ᛞᚢᛋᛏᛁᚾ ᚺᚨᚴᛟᚾᛋᛟᚾ Post author

    It's crazy how much in common Hillary cultists have in common with Trump cultists.

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  44. Mr Amazing Post author

    Not wanting Hillary to win doesn't mean we want her to die. That's a terribly disturbed and hateful person there. I mean she worked tremendously hard throughout her career and sadly got twisted by the corporate influence and abuse & neglect of the people around her. I don't blame Hillary for being the low level of corrupt she is. She had to do whatever she could to survive as a woman in male dominated politics. She was an excellent warrior for her time.

    But we need more progressive people and that's Bernie and a lot of the new blood that wants to get money out of politics so we can give our society the government it truly needs.

    And well yes it definitely would have been better to have her in charge then a rotting bag of spaghetti, holding on to partially corrupt people because we have an emotional attachment to them is no longer progressive. It's regressive. Bernie was the one to destroy socialism as a bad word. He gave the word socialism a modern face. And he did it without a wig made of older dying wigs painted in gold dust from rubbing against a poorly painted golden tower!

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  45. ted Clauss Post author

    Bernie’s got one foot in the grave already. Give it time. He won’t let us down.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸MAGA🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸People all over the world , join hands. Join the trump train, Trump Train, oh yea

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  46. Fez Paladin Post author

    Feminism exists to supported Capitalism, so are you surprised? Really? You got taken by the con! Feminism will ALWAYS protect its patronage and along with it that means defending Trump, which Allred & Bloom have been doing with gusto. As for Steinem, I have no idea what hair-brain plan this CIA-created shill was try effect back in 96, but today I would expect nothing less than her efforts to undermine or oppose any serious rival to Trumpism.

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