Taking Offense

(trigger warning: tonight’s blog contains offensive language. In fact, that’s what it’s about)

I was watching a panel discussion about Hillary’s new book, mostly pretty favorable to Hillary, and one of the women started talking about the misogyny of the Sanders’ campaign, the way they will  do, and she said something along the lines of “I can show you some examples, believe me” and I’m pretty  sure I know what she meant.  (I guess this is called ‘mansplaining’ but, hey, it’s my  blog.)

Somebody called her a stupid cunt  on Twitter, and she’s pissed off.  Pissed off enough that she’s decided that all Bernie supporters are like that, that it was a co-ordinated effort, and probably Bernie himself was behind it, because he’s a man, and he was trying to steal the nomination away from Hillary.
I don’t doubt that it happened, I mean, that she got called bad names.  Being a person who appears on TV, she probably has had hundreds of people call  her a stupid cunt, or a silly  old twat, or a fucking cow, or a nasty old bat, or a witch.  Some of them might have even been women.
I’ve certainly called Donald Trump a racist prick from time to time.  And I have a friend who likes English football a lot and he often refers to under performing players as useless cunts, even though they’re all men so it’s kind of silly.  It’s a word that gets tossed about lightly.  I’m not saying that’s a good thing, but it happens.  It wasn’t what the Sanders campaign was all about, and the women who are bitching about it (whoops, there’s another one) know it.
I’ll bet you (and this goes for all the blonde bobble head news ladies) that I’ve been called a misogynist more times than you’ve been called a cunt.  So, let’s call it a day and talk about the issues.


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