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Old 05-26-2019, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by iiandyiiii View Post
I think it dates back to the 90s and the Clinton campaign and administration. She put herself forward as policy advisor (even a policy maker) and equal, and many (those with misogynistic and chauvinistic tendencies) found that highly objectionable.
It wasn't misogyny for a lot of people, it was the fact that she was neither elected nor appointed, but merely the First Lady, and that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.

In a lot of people's minds, the First Lady has a fairly well defined role, but being a senior policy advisor and political operator is NOT one of them.

That put a bad taste in a lot of people's mouths, and then her defense of Bill Clinton during the whole Lewinsky business cemented in a lot of people's minds that she wasn't there as Bill's partner and wife, but someone who was using Bill as a stepping stone to political office.

And that was further reinforced by the sort of reverse-carpetbagging Senate race she ran in New York, where they literally bought a house to establish residence in order for her to run, but never really actually you know, lived in New York, since she ran for office while she was still First Lady.

It paints a picture of someone who is laser-focused on her own ambitions, and not someone who was interested in public service or anything else. A lot of people don't like that in men, but they're chauvinistic enough to HATE it in women.