Monday, November 07, 2016

Hillary hate

Stalking, gaslighting, threatening violence: The abusive shape of Hillary Clinton hate
Getty/Chip Somodevilla


...No one is questioning Clinton’s citizenship. Rather, the misogynist rhetoric toward Clinton has taken a different, more gendered form. Unfortunately, it’s a form that is starting to uncomfortably resemble the tactics that abusers use to assert dominance over the women they target.

It might seem heavy-handed to point that out, but it’s not like Clinton’s right-wing haters are overly concerned about subtlety. And while most do manage to not yell “get back in the kitchen” at her, “lock her up” is a thinly veiled version of the same sentiment.

Abusive men use four general strategies to dominate their female victims: limiting their freedom, stalking and surveillance, gaslighting and threatening or even using violence to keep them in line...

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3 Comments:

At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be so happy when this election is over. I can never remember (in my 62 years on earth) an election being so un-fun. Honestly the process i remember involved real debating about issues and potential ways to address our nations many problems. I just feel no resolution after this process.

 
At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a relief it's over! Thank you Hillary for running an excellent campaign and thanks to Rob for his great advocacy!

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

There was nothing wrong with her campaign. My "advocacy" of course had no influence on anything or anyone, unlike your blog...oh, wait, you didn't provide a link to your brilliant blog!

 

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