Sexist attacks on Clinton

Feminist philosopher Kate Manne:

“Ditch the witch,” and “Burn the witch,” Gillard’s opponents cried in her time, and their wish was soon granted. Now some of Sanders’ supporters are chanting, “Bern the witch,” in turn – unwittingly echoing misogynistic cries once heard across the Pacific ocean. There are many valid criticisms of Clinton, and legitimate reasons to vote for Sanders instead, whose political goals happen to be more in line with my own. But justifying such means in terms of these ends doesn’t survive moral scrutiny.

 

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