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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