Writer’s ALL CAPS Rant About Hillary and the Double Standard for Female Politicians
Sometimes you just have to yell.
The negative vibes thrown at Hillary Clinton and her presidential bid aren’t slowing down. Writer Courtney Enlow couldn’t take it anymore. “Can you imagine how absolutely infuriating it must be for Hillary to have to work so hard to be likable, but strong? Hip, but above the need to be seen as cool? … meanwhile Bernie Sanders could say pretty much anything he wants and it would be seen as the goddamn revolution? I’m so infuriated on her behalf.”
So, she wrote an all-caps screed on Pajiba.com directed to all those liberals who suddenly judge and shun her, exposing the double standard placed on Clinton as a female candidate. And it’s breaking the internet. Some highlights are below:
“I’M NOT SAYING THERE AREN'T REASONS SOMEONE SHOULD DISLIKE HILLARY OR PREFER BERNIE. THAT IS FINE. THAT IS YOUR JOURNEY. BUT LET'S NOT PRETEND FOR A SECOND THAT THERE WOULD BE *THIS MANY* ISSUES WITH HILLARY IF SHE WAS A GODDAMN MAN.”
“AND MOST OF YOU LIKE HER POLICIES AND PLANS TOO BECAUSE A) THEY'RE BASICALLY FUCKING OBAMA AND B) THEY'RE NOT THAT FUCKING DIFFERENT THAN FUCKING BERNIE.”
Enlow even brings her husband into the fray: “THE DAY MY HUSBAND TOLD ME HE LIKED BERNIE, HE SAID, ‘I mean, how great is it to have a president who just doesn't even care how his hair looks’ AND I EXPLODED ‘DO YOU THINK THERE EXISTS A WORLD WHERE A WOMAN COULD EVEN CONSIDER THAT?’”
“THIS IS BASICALLY TWITTER RIGHT NOW:
Hillary: College should be affordable.
Twitter: Establishment puppet, no better than GOP.
Bernie: College should be affordable.
“AND THE THING IS--I LIKE BERNIE! EVERYONE LIKES BERNIE! BECAUSE CRAZY GRANDPA IS TOTALLY ELECTABLE BUT CRAZY GRANDMA NEVER COULD BE. BUT WHY DO WE HAVE TO HATE HER TO SHOW HOW MUCH WE LOVE HIM? SOCIALIST JESUS TAKE THE FUCKING WHEEL.”
“IT IS ABSOLUTELY GUT WRENCHING THAT THIS BADASS, IMPORTANT WOMAN HAS BEEN DIMINISHED AND WRITTEN OFF AND HATED HER WHOLE CAREER, HER WHOLE EXISTENCE AS A PUBLIC FIGURE. YOU LIKE BERNIE BECAUSE HE DOESN'T PLAY THE GAME, BUT FOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON, FOR A WOMAN, SHE HAS HAD NO OTHER CHOICE.”