So why is the sex barrier not taken as seriously as the racial one? The
reasons are as pervasive as the air we breathe: because sexism is still confused
with nature as racism once was; because anything that affects males is seen as
more serious than anything that affects “only” the female half of the human
race; because children are still raised mostly by women (to put it mildly) so
men especially tend to feel they are regressing to childhood when dealing with a
powerful woman; because racism stereotyped black men as more “masculine” for so
long that some white men find their presence to be masculinity-affirming (as
long as there aren’t too many of them); and because there is still no “right”
way to be a woman in public power without being considered a you-know-what
Gloria Steinem wrote the above, and boy, she couldnt be more wrong...Iowans didnt vote for Hillary because "they are regressing to childhood," they saw her BS for what it was... Memo to Ms. Steinem: people dont like Hillary or her politics...
And as far as voting for Obama for "masculinity-affirming" reasons, shouldnt they have voted for Biden instead? Obama and Edwards dont come across as "manly men." So youre wrong on that one too, Ms. Steinem.
Just come out and be honest; I guess we females should support Hillary because she has boobs, right? So much for judging a candidate on their platform and record...
Sorry, I am NEVER supporting Hillary just because she's a female, and I am not going to support Richardson just because he's half-Mexican.
I prefer to go with what one of my heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr said: judging someone on the "content of their character."