Some feminists can’t walk around without a gender crutch enabling their every step. Then there are those such as Christina Sommers and Camille Paglia, both controversial “dissident feminists” in their own way, whose eye-rolling at groupthink makes me cheer. I may not agree with everything they say, but often, they fiercely and vocally battle the wallowing that is modern-day feminism. Camille shared her thoughts on Hillary in her usual in-your-face way earlier this year, but the explosive clip is gaining a bit of traction as Hillary stays atop a small Democratic, utterly non-diverse, field.
Host: “What is it about Hillary that bothers you.”
Camille: “She’s a fraud!
Host: “Explain. How is she a fraud?”Camille: “Hillary is a mess. And we’re going to reward with the presidency a woman who has enabled the depredations and the exploitation of women by that…husband of hers? The way feminists have made themselves blind to Hillary’s record of trashing. They were going to try to destroy Monica Lewinsky! It’s a scandal. Anyone who believes in sexual harassment guidelines should have seen that the disparity of power between Clinton and Monica Lewsinky was one of the most grotesque ever in the history of sex crime! He’s a sex criminal. We’re going to put that guy back in the White House? Hillary has ridden on his coattails. This is not a woman who has made her own career.”
Feminists believe themselves to be independent and without the need for men. Along comes a woman whose marriage is a purely political one, who is the opposite of self-made, and who brands herself as a champion for women all the while married to Bill. How ironic. And yet those such as Paglia are called a “sell-out” for not subscribing to talking points?
If the response to Hillary’s free-from-responsibility turn at the Benghazi hearing is any indication, then Hillary can easily sail past any turmoil. If the response to her email scandal is any indication, responsibility – or truthfulness – is never Hillary’s priority. That doesn’t bode well for the electorate as we seek a president, much less one who might inhabit the roll of Secretary of State, Senator, or First Lady.
The race factor in 2008 (and to a slightly lesser extent 2012) has been glaringly replaced with the gender factor. Right skin color at the right moment to appease the SJW’s? That worked out great then. Now they’d like the correct sex organs. The enormity of the privilege Hillary, a fraud, receives for this and her marital connections is staggering. No one else could get away with it, especially not a man with (R) next to his name.