Had Bernie been Bernadette — The heartbreaking truth about American patriarchy
Lauren Besser
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I just wanted to thank you for writing this. I’ve been making some of these points for awhile now and find they’re met with man-splaining rants about how I don’t understand feminism or what it means to be progressive. Worse have been the arguments with other women defending their right to vote for who they want (which I’ve never denied) when I try to get someone — ANYONE — to acknowledge that she is facing a double standard and not treated with the same considerations and rose-colored glasses other candidates are. I’ve been involved in feminist activism for almost 30 years (since I was 13 years old) and I have a daughter now. I hate that part of me sees Hillary as settling but I hate more that my little girl is growing up in world where this level of sexism is still being denied as even being real.

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