In a recent article from the Washington Post, author Jessica Valenti makes an intriguing argument that sexism could actually aid in Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign – speculating that she does, of course, run.
So it looks like we’ll finally say goodbye to the degrading ads, slogans, “Nurse Ratched” comparisons, and talk of PMS. The Republican party has already alienated female voters to such an extreme, that any female bashing towards Clinton would completely ruin their credibility or like-ability in the next election. Feminist issues are being debated where they weren’t before and with that power growing and the aid of social media the Clinton campaign and Hillary supporters alike will come out stronger than ever.
Back in March 2013, in another article from the Washington Post, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the 2016 Democratic lineup was starting to look like “a rerun of the Golden Girls;” even putting Joe Biden into that category. McConnell is pretty confident that the Republican party will remain in office but provides no other reasoning than a gender-based assumption.
Perhaps it’s a little hopeful to assume that sexism won’t exist at all in the 2016 presidential election, but Valenti is sure that it won’t be as “gleeful.” Seems we’ll need to be on the lookout for more subtle attacks.