I’m So Tired – A Rant

Enough already.  #ImWithHer, and your nasty attacks, your unwillingness to look at the truth and consequences of the lies you are spreading, your lack of interest in facts will NOT change my mind.

#ImWithHer not because she’s the “lesser of two evils”.  And not even because I’m afraid of Trump, though any thinking person should be.

#ImWithHer and I am voting FOR her.  For an incredibly smart, qualified, honorable, human being.  With flaws and strengths, like every human being.  Who has shown us in every way possible that she cares – not about her own ego, but about this country and its people.  All of us.

And yes, whose gender is the same as mine.

Do NOT talk to me about Benghazi.  There has been more loss with less interest under the last several Presidents.  While I could write paragraphs about it, I won’t.  So just don’t.

Do NOT talk to me about the Clinton Foundation, or the Clinton Family Foundation.  You do not have to like where they get their funding, but until and unless there is illegal action, get over it.

Do NOT talk to me about her email.  I do not care what you think.  The only authority that matters – the one, you know, that actually did the investigation and has all the information, concluded there was no case.  Done.  You can disagree, but in fact, I do not care.

Do NOT quote Michael Moore at me.  I mean, really, WTF, Michael?

Do NOT try to tell me how I must discuss her, how I must read your crappy right-wing website or watch Fox News.  Assume I have done my research, as I assume you have done yours.  I’m still stunned at your conclusions, but I imagine you feel the same way.

And especially, DO NOT TALK TO ME ABOUT HER DEMEANOR.  OR HER PRESENTATION. OR HER “LOOK”.  Just fucking DO NOT.

I’m so tired.

Because the battle every woman fights every day has been magnified and thrown on the screen for our review, and so many are ignoring it, and ignoring the inherent sexism in pillorying this woman for things we never discuss when a man does them.  And then claiming there is no problem.

Because it is 2016, and there are still “firsts” for people of color, and women, and all the groups we dismissively call “minorities”.

Because we are never quite good enough.  Just not the “right” woman.  But hey, you know, thanks for playing.

So give it a rest.  Give me a rest.  No, I will not “know my place”.  No, I will not wait until you are satisfied.  Just no.

The time is now, and #ImWithHer.

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(And just because it’s a great compilation of important information, read this.)

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nina
    Aug 20, 2016 @ 14:26:33

    Right on!

    Reply

  2. Dave Harlos
    Aug 21, 2016 @ 09:05:56

    I’m very supportive of feminism but man you are so over-the-top get over yourself. What research have you done if you said you’ve done your research?

    Reply

  3. shiatsumagic
    Aug 22, 2016 @ 00:26:23

    Thank you! I’m so tired, too! Also appreciate your “read this” link at the end. Lots of great info.

    Reply

  4. John Tibbetts
    Aug 22, 2016 @ 18:50:50

    I agree with some of the reasons you give here to not talk to you about these absurd, Bretbartian/right-wing, Hillary-bashing talking points. Very much so. But can “we” talk about Hillary and her relationship to Wall Street, Berta Caceres/Honduras, & her lauding Kissinger without ad hominem? I’m excited that we’re going to have a first female president, but I’m really not so sure if she’s a real feminist (another topic: poor minority women & Clintonian neoliberalism), and staying critical is all important IMHO. Especially as we’re trying to get her into the WH.

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    • travelswithslippers
      Aug 23, 2016 @ 01:37:06

      You know your latter points are exaggerated by the same right-wing well as mine? And once you start with “neoliberalism” and judging her feminism (especially as a man), you lose me.

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      • John Tibbetts
        Aug 23, 2016 @ 02:00:35

        I hear you re. feminism, I can appreciate that. Neoliberalism, though? That’s not a more than a gender issue. Anyway — I’m genuinely trying to find common ground : ) (especially as a Jane Sanders fan).

      • travelswithslippers
        Aug 23, 2016 @ 05:44:48

        Thanks very much. A few thoughts:
        1) I appreciate your understanding on the feminism, though honestly, I’m not a Jane Sanders fan, though I started out a Bernie fan (and I’ve written about that).
        2) I simply don’t agree Hillary is a neoliberal. I think the term gets tossed around as an insult without a lot of care about what it really means (and I’m not trying to insult you – I had to look it up initially!). Take a look here, and let me know if you see my point: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoliberalism

      • filmpoke
        Aug 24, 2016 @ 09:15:06

        Thanks for the link. Try googling neoliberalism and Chomsky or Stieglitz — their usage of the term is how I meant it here.

      • travelswithslippers
        Aug 24, 2016 @ 09:17:45

        Yes, I thought that might be it. But then, that’s a particular definition, and so just saying “neoliberal” doesn’t cut it. Plus, we still don’t agree.

      • filmpoke
        Aug 24, 2016 @ 09:42:48

        I just wrote a longish reply but lost it. : (

        I was saying that criticizing her for not wanting to reinstate Glass-Steagall, not addressing the effect Bill’s welfare reform has had on poor people (embracing it), and embracing Kissinger is legitimate, yes?

        Also, if I say something from a progressive perspective and a right winger also says it, does that make it invalid?

        Lastly, I’m not looking forward to the misogynist Hillary-bashing over the next 4 years. I think it’ll as bad or worse as the racism hurled at Obama. I’m in deep solidarity pushing back against it (simultaneously pushing her to do the right thing on a bunch of issues).

      • filmpoke
        Aug 24, 2016 @ 09:46:37

        I don’t understand it. I just wrote and tried to post twice, but it’s not posting. Could you please delete any repairs? TY

        I just wrote a longish reply but lost it. : (

        I was saying that criticizing her for not wanting to reinstate Glass-Steagall, not addressing the effect Bill’s welfare reform has had on poor people (embracing it), and embracing Kissinger is legitimate, yes?

        Also, if I say something from a progressive perspective and a right winger also says it, does that make it invalid?

        Lastly, I’m not looking forward to the misogynist Hillary-bashing over the next 4 years. I think it’ll as bad or worse as the racism hurled at Obama. I’m in deep solidarity pushing back against it (simultaneously pushing her to do the right thing on a bunch of issues).

      • filmpoke
        Aug 24, 2016 @ 09:48:44

        * repeats

  5. travelswithslippers
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 09:51:43

    You can criticize her for those things if you choose – I don’t see them as valid as you do. 😉 And agreed on the misogyny – I’ve been talking about that for a while.

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  7. A Fool...
    Nov 16, 2016 @ 21:16:20

    👍❤️

    Reply

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