The quintessential modern feminist blames women for her loss.
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claimed in an interview this weekend that she lost the presidential election because of women — in particular, white women. Clinton stated women in the U.S. were scared off by their fathers, husbands, brothers, boyfriends and male employers.
The patron saint of feminism Clinton says it was women’s fear of men that made the American women vote against her. According to her, women are too afraid to stand up to their fathers, husbands, and boyfriends, who told them to vote for Trump, and since, clearly, women in the U.S. have no ability to think for themselves, they obeyed.
Clinton gave this outrageous statement in an interview with National Public Radio. She also put the blame on the so-called “Bernie Bros” for harassing Democratic women in order for these women to avoid the more moderate Clinton in favor of progressive Bernie Sanders.
“You mentioned, and you spent time in the book talking about the forces you feel were working against you. You also say sexism was one of them, but you yourself, in the book, acknowledged that a good number of young women didn’t vote for you, which is presumably not a sexist choice. They just weren’t inspired by your message,” NPR’s Rachel Martin said during the interview with Clinton, out to promote her released book, What Happened.
“I think it’s a lot more complicated than that,” Clinton replied. “I did win the women’s vote. I didn’t win the vote of white women, but I got more white women votes than Barack Obama did,” she said.
However, said Clinton, even though women liked and respected her as a nominee for the U.S. President, they were too scared to oppose the oppressive Patriarchal influence that often forces them to conceal their allegiance to womankind.
“Women will have no empathy for you, because they will be under tremendous pressure – and I’m talking principally about white women – they will be under tremendous pressure from fathers and husbands and boyfriends and male employers not to vote for ‘the girl,‘” Clinton said.
That is, of course, an absurd thing to say. Women are not only capable of deciding on their own, but they have been doing it for decades, and even centuries.
The problem is, however, that women who are capable to think for themselves eventually realize they are not obliged to support a candidate simply because they are of the same gender. The cause of “womankind” is not always promoted by every female politician that decides to run for President. And, when it comes to the voting moment, female voters have routinely told pollsters that they vote for the one candidate they think will have the best positive impact on their future.
During the 2016 presidential election, women were looking for protection from foreign terrorists and economic security, two things Clinton simply could not provide.
But don’t think that Clinton blames only those frightened, oppressed Republican women who live in fear of their domineering fathers and partners. Clinton also pointed her finger at female Bernie Sanders supporters who she says were cowed into supporting the progressive Sanders by online bullies.
“And we saw a lot of that during the primaries from Sanders supporters, really quite vile attacks online against women who spoke out for me, as I say, one of my biggest support groups, Pantsuit Nation, literally had to become a private site because there was so much sexism directed their way,” she said.
It’s also possible that Clinton lost the elections simply because she was a really bad candidate with so many basic errors, such as her suggestion that Senator Bernie Sanders’ supporters are vicious sexists.
Apparently, it’s much easier for Clinton to blame everyone but herself.