September 30, 2016

SOY UN PERDEDOR:

 Donald Trump Is Being Outplayed by Women--and He's Losing His Mind Over It (Joan Walsh, 9/30/16, The Nation)

It's no accident that three of Trump's victims--Machado, the Khan family, and Judge Gonzalo Curiel--are not white. Hostility to minorities is the animating energy of the campaign. But the candidate's derangement over Machado surpasses his prior breakdowns--for a good reason. A woman he once controlled, quite literally--making her exercise in front of the media, to prove she was taking his demands to lose weight seriously--is defying him publicly. Another woman, Hillary Clinton, refused to slink into obscurity after her husband humiliated her (last year Trump shared a fan's tweet asking, "If Hillary Clinton can't satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?") and is currently leading him in the race for the presidency.

As Trump reflexively lashes back at these two noncompliant women, millions of other women are seeing the sort of man who's kept them back, on the job and sometimes at home, and they're appalled. During a campaign in which she has occasionally struggled with a lack of enthusiasm, she is getting a great gift from her opponent. 

Posted by at September 30, 2016 9:15 PM

  

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