Sad Day for Women

United States
November 9, 2016 9:05am CST
Any time a woman in this country becomes too successful and visible, forces rise up to strike her down. Remember Martha Stewart being sent to jail for not remembering the details of one phone call of thousands made years earlier? Think of Oprah being dragged into court for saying she may give up eating hamburgers over fear of mad cow disease. Then there was Paula Deen who was vilified for admitting that she might have said the n-word years earlier while growing up in the South. Not convinced? Then how can anyone explain the defeat of the most qualified candidate we have ever had for President of the United States except for rampant sexism? My brother said it best late last night, “I didn’t know so many men were afraid of women.” Me neither.
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Nov 16
The news caster are saying the polls were wrong. Ghee! I wonder how that happened. It's amazing what this country will do to hold women down. I am disgusted and even a little scared. Hope he will do a decent job. She was very classy in her conceding speech.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
9 Nov 16
I was as shocked as you that Donald Trump was elected, but I see no justification for blaming it on misogyny.
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Nov 16
@Asylum .....I will have to wait and see. He had a bad record with me and it takes a lot to change that. Just the way I am. If a person does something to make me suspicious or cause me pause they are not in my good book until they prove otherwise.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
9 Nov 16
@celticeagle Your post infers that Hillary Clinton was not ejected because of being a woman, which suggests that the public are misogynistic.
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@DianneN (88052)
• United States
9 Nov 16
Me neither. I'm sick over the results.
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• United States
9 Nov 16
I'm going to avoid the news for the next four years, keep my head down and promote my book to help college students who sure won't get help for the govt. now.
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@DianneN (88052)
• United States
9 Nov 16
@ElizabethWallace I understand and refuse to watch the news as well!
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• United States
9 Nov 16
Me too! I am sick and terrified
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@jstory07 (71338)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Nov 16
Men are afraid that women can do things better than they can. And most of the time they can.
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• United States
10 Nov 16
My brother said about the same thing,
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@paigea (22628)
• Canada
9 Nov 16
And it is happening here too. Our Female premier has constant threatening e-mails, tweets etc. All people in power do to some extent it seems but this is filth directed to her since she is a woman. Our premier is on the left of the political spectrum. This week one woman dropped out of the PC (Conservative) leadership race and stated that the filth and harassment directed at her (by her own party) were the reason she was stepping down. The only other woman in that race stepped down also, stating that her centrist ideals didn't fit well with the direction the party was taking. Sad times for women.
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Nov 16
How awful that is!
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• United States
10 Nov 16
If a man needs to keep women down to feel like a man, he is no man at all.
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@paigea (22628)
• Canada
10 Nov 16
@ElizabethWallace And there are still so many of them out there.
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@maezee (33980)
• United States
9 Nov 16
Ha. Your brother speaks the truth! I live in an inner city and while most everyone leans left and are very "progressive" - ie not sexist or racist - I didnt realize the majority would vote for Trump. Kind of blows my mind. I dont know that its the right thingto do to vote for a female presidenr just because she is female - I do think I would still need to be swayed by their view points and plans. Not sure if any of this makes any sense - since I am so frazzled over this.
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• United States
10 Nov 16
Let's just change her name from Hillary to Harold, everything else the same...landslide.
@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
9 Nov 16
I saw a short video that told Hillary has some brain traumas and that her health wasn't decent enough for her to become the President. It said she was not suitable because too stressed and probably suffering from dementia. They also said Trump has no clue of what he wants to do, so the video was unbiased. I don't know anything about Jill Stein except her name, but Hillary wasn't the only woman, she was just lucky to be the leader of the Democrats. The idea that some men voted for Trump because of sexism makes me cringe the same way women voted for Hillary simply because she's a woman.
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@skysnap (18049)
9 Nov 16
yeah and it's funny part is that women voted for hillary because she's woman and at the same time forgot the fact that the same woman tried to silence another woman who had affair with her husband. that's worst than trumps sexism.
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• United States
10 Nov 16
Her doctors say she is fine. His medical records, like his taxes, were never revealed. People who know about dementia think he's in the early stages of it. I don't know if it matters is someone with his background is losing his mind.
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• United States
10 Nov 16
@skysnap I don't know if you are male or female, but trust me in this, being grabbed by your privates, or having a stranger's tongue forced into your mouth is far worse than receiving a few harsh words. I voted for her because of her qualifications and core beliefs, but she lost because she is female. Such a shame.
@vandana7 (68621)
• India
9 Nov 16
Proves, we women are superior..
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@skysnap (18049)
9 Nov 16
i dont think defeat of hillary is defeat of women.. i mean let face it...hillary tried to hide the monica lewenski's affair .. it's sad that people think of her as role model.
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• United States
10 Nov 16
How a woman reacts to her husband's wrongdoings is private. Who are we to judge that? The Donald did wrong himself.
@skysnap (18049)
10 Nov 16
@ElizabethWallace if her wrong doing is private then so does her success. Her loss doesn't mean loss of woman kind. Trumps win doesn't mean victory of man kind.
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• United States
11 Nov 16
@skysnap One has nothing to do with the other. Bill Clinton was a dog. Trump is a dog. Hillary has not slept around or forced herself on anyone. Sheesh.
@WorDazza (10089)
• Manchester, England
9 Nov 16
I believe that Hillary's 'experience' is actually what did for her. Trump played a blinder by reaching out to those who are sick and tired of the perceived corruption and nepotism that seems to beset politics all over the world these days. He promised a new broom! Let's hope the bristles aren't too stiff.
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• United States
10 Nov 16
Funny though, he was born part of the elite in the US. She grew up lower middle class and worked hard for everything she has, all while helping others. Him? Not so much.
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@WorDazza (10089)
• Manchester, England
10 Nov 16
@ElizabethWallace I think it's a measure of how fed up the people are with what they see as a ruling political elite that they are prepared to overlook the fact that Trump is essentially a product of a different form of elitism. Or maybe they just didn't even see that!!
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• United States
10 Nov 16
@WorDazza Hillary won the popular vote, so most people saw the truth, but enough didn't that they voted with their gut, and not thier brain.
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Nov 16
Yes, it was so unfortunate that one so qualified will not be President. Even with the email and Benghazi, the fact that she is a woman may have defeated her. I am glad the west coast was a solid blue.
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• United States
9 Nov 16
Hi James--I think the West Coast is just a different world sometimes--I am glad I live here though--and even then, I think our politics are not progressive enough
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Nov 16
@divalounger I would have trouble surviving anywhere else.
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• United States
10 Nov 16
When peop,e say they are proud to be an American, I respond I'm proud to be a Califirnian (but the whole coast was/is blue).
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@JohnRoberts (65218)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Nov 16
I am not afraid of women. Had Carly Fiorina been the nominee I would have wanted her to win. Sarah Palin was viciously dumped on by liberals. Concerning Hillary. She was not a true woman standing on her own. You say she was so qualified. Do you honestly think she would have ever been in that position had she not married a man named Bill Clinton? Think about it. Women like Oprah and Elizabeth Warren made it on their own while Hillary's political existence was based on her husband.
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• United States
9 Nov 16
Interesting comment @JohnRoberts. I actually think that Bill Clinton held Hillary back. I have long thought that she is the smarter and the more progressive of the two of them
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@JohnRoberts (65218)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Nov 16
@divalounger I read otherwise. It has been leaked out that she didn't take Bill's sound advice and that hurt her chances of winning. I read what his advice was and she should have heeded his wise council instead of her "yes" people. She never possessed his charm or likeability factor and that has nothing to do with gender.
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• United States
9 Nov 16
@JohnRoberts I agree that Hillary lacks Bill's charisma--but charisma is not really a qualifying factor in my book
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
9 Nov 16
I cannot help but view the suggestion of Hillary Clinton being the most qualified candidate as an extreme exaggeration. Nevertheless, she would rate higher than Donald Trump.
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• United States
9 Nov 16
If you look at her experience, all current living Presidents have said this about her.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
9 Nov 16
@ElizabethWallace There has to b a couple of dozen past Presidents of whom neither of us know enough to make any comparison.
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Nov 16
@ElizabethWallace There is no doubt that she was the best qualified ever and the Donald? Not at all.
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@divalounger (2250)
• United States
9 Nov 16
Oh I think sexism is rampant in this country--we hate and fear women more than any other segment in our society--it is indeed a sad day for women in this country
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• United States
10 Nov 16
I was hoping we were past that. Guess not. Think about it, Obama won against a male/female team. Never realized it was probably a gender thing.
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@PatZAnthony (13117)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
10 Nov 16
Maybe your brother has a point.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
9 Nov 16
i thought another history will be made, but;(
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@Happy2BeMe (75395)
• Canada
9 Nov 16
Very nicely said!
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Nov 16
I managed to hear through the translation bit a bit of her Speech and I felt for her. I hope he will do a good job too. This is the only day I have ever learned so much about him and that is not much really.
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• United States
10 Nov 16
He seems angry, self centered and unpredictable. Those are his good qualities.
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Nov 16
@ElizabethWallace Maybe the bark is worse than the bite as they say. Our dog barks very loud but he would never bite .
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• United States
10 Nov 16
@lovinangelsinstead21 No clue. We'll see.
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@mom210 (6771)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Nov 16
I think a woman will get there. I also think I heard that Elizabeth Warren may run next time. Just a little longer that is all.
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• New Delhi, India
10 Nov 16
Hahaha nice comment made by your brother
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@DeborahDiane (24260)
• Laguna Woods, California
5 Dec 16
This election was heart-breaking and I agree that sexism played a large role. I want to be convinced however, that he was fairly elected ... since even he complained about a rigged system. I have donated to Jill Stein's recount. I am curious to see how it turns out.