This essay in Britain’s Guardian newspaper from feminist Susan Bordo, a professor at the University of Kentucky, is an excerpt from a book she has written about Hillary’s loss. Her conclusion? It’s everyone’s fault except for her and other feminists like her. For example, consider this sentence:
The 2016 election was ... dominated by versions of Hillary Clinton constructed by her political opponents and transmitted by reporters....
Incredible. She actually believes that Republicans control the media. She can’t even acknowledge that Hillary got an unfair boost over Bernie Sanders; she brushes over this business by saying it was “politics as usual,” and then blaming the Republicans for it. Again, incredible. We expect more from someone who is a full professor.
Incidentally, she is still employed as a professor, even though she is now 70. She blames the millennials, among others, for Hillary’s loss, but she just can’t manage to see anything from anyone else’s perspective, unless it is like her own. The fact that she is taking up a job that younger people would like to have doesn’t seem to bother her in the slightest. Nor does the fact that younger people have to worry about getting jobs and that the job situation did not improve under Obama. No wonder younger feminists see Hillary, and her defenders, as the Establishment.
Bordo hasn’t changed a bit, one suspects, since the 1960s. Nothing has changed her basic perspective on life. The only comment she has on the Sixties is that leftist women weren’t treated well by leftist males during that decade. Did the feminist movement make mistakes? There’s no indication that she thinks so. What does she think of Muslims? One suspects she has gone along with the leftist crowd, that she will refuse to acknowledge their vicious sexism.