You know Care, there is this scene in one of my fav tv series, Angel, where Gunn, a black guy, confronts this other black guy who is a rapist and a murderer, and he says to him "why do you think nobody cares when the cops come down hard in this neighborhood and beat up kids here" And the rapist says "because they're a bunch of racist pigs". And Gunn says "yeah, there's that, and then there's you, keeping the cycle going".
You think that the man put his foot down on Hillary's head because "they couldn't handle a woman president". But I say she lost because those idiots ran a winner take all strategy in a proportional primary. You think that I don't know how pervasive sexism is? It's even pervasive in the peace movement. I resigned my position with Codepink some months ago to take a position on a feminist council. Because either Obama is going to be elected and slowly, this war will end, or McCain is going to be elected and we will have endless war.
But I see feminism and war as intertwined. 1 in 3 of our woman soliders report either being raped or sexually assaulted in our military by our own male soldiers. Interestingly, male soliders are also being sexually assaulted, by other men. This happens especially when they are considered to be feminized men.
So what is happening to women in Iraq and in afghanistan? They're being raped. Every day,t hey are being raped. and that's what Hillary voted for. And she never turned her back on that vote, and she voted against banning cluster bombs in civilian areas, and she voted for kyl-lieberman, and she said spoke of "obliterating Iran".
I'm pissed at the sexism I see directed at her. I fight it. But it doesn't change that she's part of the problem, not part of the solution, and it doesn't change that when i see you, and other HIlary supporters screaming like this, and refusing to admit you lost, and vowing revenge by voting for john McCain, I feel like Gunn did. Sexism? Yeah, there's that. And then there's you, and there's Hillary, keeping the cycle going.