Women fought long and hard to have the right to vote. Too long and too hard in my opinion to allow someone to get my vote simply because of her plumbing. I vote for issues, character, honesty, integrity and competence. When a woman has more of those issues on her side than the man she will get my vote. If not – no.
On the other hand if neither candidate has those things then neither will get my vote. Again, women fought too long and too hard before they were allowed to vote for me to take it lightly. Women fought longer and harder than black MEN had to fight to get the right to vote. Women didn’t win their fight until 1920, black men in 1870.
Amendment XV to the U.S. Constitution –
Passed by Congress February 26, 1869. Ratified February 3, 1870.
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
Why on earth would a woman, any woman throw away her vote on someone who wasn’t worthy just because it was another woman? That makes no sense. It is also that favorite word of feminists – sexist.
There was an excellent article at the Federalist on this very topic as it pertains to Hillary Clinton.
I’m a woman, but when I saw Hillary Clinton’s latest ad, I didn’t want to be one. I didn’t have any particular desire to be a man; it’s just I’m sick and tired of being co-opted into things because I’m a woman, especially when the co-opting is so patronizing.
The ad launches with pseudo-inspiring talk of revolution, intimating that Hillary’s election would be that revolution. That’s nice. But do they realize the world is not actually out to get them? As Christina Hoff Sommers so eloquently explains in The Factual Feminist, “Men have to be the only oppressor class in history who are less educated, more victimized, and have shorter lives than those they oppress. They must be the only oppressor class who have claimed society’s gritty, dangerous jobs as their exclusive preserve.” Way to go, men. You’re failing at misogyny. We knew you couldn’t get anything right.
I like the writer, Mary C. Tillotson, because she is informative and witty. Witty is something far too many feminists are NOT. Most are deadly serious and prone to projecting women as victims and therefore deadly dull. Whining is so tiresome.
Some women seem to be under the impression that feminism means hating men. Their misandry is appalling. It also tends to be vicious. These men-hating women have no problem claiming every kind of perversion not just to perverts but to all men. What nonsense. I have a pet man at home and I can assure you he’s perfectly harmless. (That’s a joke by the way. My spouse and I live in near perfect harmony, and that’s taken a long time, because of mutual respect. Love is nice too.)
Holly Scheer wrote a good article about young women not supporting Hillary back in March.
It’s not anti-woman to oppose Hillary Clinton. There’s rhetoric circling this election season that women who don’t support Hillary don’t support women. Or that they’re making their political choices in the interests of attracting men.I’m part of the demographic that should poll well with Clinton. I’m a woman. I’m lower middle class. I grew up lower middle class, and my family has plenty of union ties. Many of my relatives are proudly blue-collar. I’m not a college graduate. Further, I’m a millennial.Yet I don’t support Clinton.
As Ms. Scheer says, we should examine Hillary on her merits not her body parts. Good advice for any candidate. Add in ethnicity, race and party. It is what’s between the ears and in the heart that’s important. All other things are optional and ultimately irrelevant.
Need I mention NOT voting because some celebrity who has no more idea of the issues of ordinary people than the man in the moon tells you to vote for someone? If you need a celebrity to tell you who to vote for perhaps you aren’t informed enough to vote. Do us all a favor and stay home on November 8.
If you got a chance to vote for Attorney General which would you vote for – Eric Holder or Loretta Lynch? One is a woman and one is a man. Both are, in my opinion, totally unfit for office. Not a choice I would or could make. So let’s try two Republicans. How about choosing between Michelle Bachman and Mitch McConnell?
Does gender make any of them fit for public office? Does party? Or are all four, 2 men – 2 women, 2 Democrats – 2 Republicans, unworthy of any thinking person’s vote?
Americans need to start paying more attention. Not to celebrity endorsements, not to television ads, not to new papers that are blatantly biased and certainly not media that is even worse. None are to be trusted.
Look to what the person said and did. Then make up your own mind. If it’s a woman and you would like to see a woman president then all is well. If the woman isn’t worthy on her own merits, then you can wait for one that is. That’s the way a smart voter votes.