Hillary Clinton Is In It For Herself
Senate Reelection Campaign Video Premieres Wednesday
Do Not Be Confused: Feminist and Opportunist Are Not Synonymous
It's past time feminists realized there is nothing to gain in putting Hillary Rodham Clinton into any elected office. The woman has confused "feminist" as meaning "opportunist" -- that is, a woman in it for herself and her own promotion and no other reason. New York feminists would be ill-advised to vote her back into her Senate office unless they can produce one iota of evidence of anything she has championed through Congress -- or, failing that, given that Democrats are not the party in power -- merely introduced that would benefit women. I don't mean bills that would benefit Hillary, a woman herself, who is not viewing her prestigious seat in the Senate as an ends in itself for the introduction of far-reaching radical plans for change but as a launching point for her further political aspirations. I mean bills she has introduced that would benefit the status of U.S. women, generally. Even if they have no chance of passing. Show me any bill she has introduced that in any way could be considered to benefit any woman other than herself in any way.
But I digress. (Though not really.) Since when did Opportunist become synonymous with Feminist? Apparently when the Baby Boomers came of age and all that was important to them -- according to no less than liberal feminist icon Betty Friedan -- was getting women into positions of power. With all hell to their actual actions and whether they ever worked on behalf of any woman other than themselves. And Hillary Rodham Clinton demonstrably has acted against women in general and feminists in particular. To vote for her is to be a dupe as a feminist. You're not voting for a feminist. You're voting for an opportunist. And only if you think feminism and opportunism are synonymous would you vote for this woman thinking for one second she will work and vote on your behalf and not her own concerns and calculations regarding her furthering of herself.
I could continue but my views on Ms. Clinton during her husband's presidency and beyond are well known on this blog. Just enjoy the video this week as her husband comes out in (surprise) support of the woman who stood by his side despite sexual harassment charges from a poor, undereducated subordinate in the government who lost job promotions and (strikingly unusual in government) actually was demoted and shipped off to dead-end jobs when she refused to suck him off after he dropped trou on the job -- what was I saying? Oh yeah. Hillary the feminist stuck by this man even after the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that this woman, poor and undereducated -- "White Trash" as James Carville, Hillary Clinton's go-to-destroy-guy in the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy debacle, put it -- woman's sexual harassment case could go forward. A first for feminists and the sexual harassment law that Catharine A. MacKinnon wrote? Oh hell no. Hillary Clinton was all for the demonization of Paula Jones as White "trailer park" Trash and the politicization of this case, even though it is standard procedure for sexual harassment lawyers to show a pattern of conduct, ie, this is why Monica Lewinsky, the intern who had a consensual blow-job relationship with the president, was relevant, because even though it was consensual there was a quid-pro-quo for which Lewinsky -- and an intern is demonstrably subordinant to the President of the United States -- received for her services promotions and a promised job at Revlon.
Oh but please do not even get me started.
Too late! Oh well. If the only reason you have voted for this woman is because of her aura of feminist solidarity then let me put it to you straight from GenX: Vote this woman out of office already. Stop deluding yourselves. Women are the last group Hillary Rodham Clinton is interested in advancing. She has already proven it. All she is interested in is her own promotion.
Maybe this is feminism under an ancient definition, but it doesn't fit in with today's reality. Only a liberal power couple -- as opposed to any right-wing Republican -- could be the final nail in the coffin of the U.S. liberal feminist movement. If you can't recognize an opportunist in your midst masquerading as a feminist then you deserve to be buried alive by this "friend."