Male commentators tell Hillary to “smile” and say she looks “mad”
Hillary Clinton had some amazing victories in the primaries last night. She swept four states and led in a fifth. But but a bunch of male pundits were too busy telling her she needed to smile more to actually congratulate her.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough led the charge:
Yup. You can have First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State on your resume and be a candidate for President of The United States, but you will still never escape the need that men have to tell you to smile. Men everywhere: can you please stop doing this? Please? What will it take? Women everywhere are literally begging you to stop. STAAAAHHHHPPPP.
She’s mad according to all of these male commentators. Not passionate or invigorated by her wins — just angry. Bernie Sanders has not stopped yelling this entire election season, usually accompanied by maniacal hand-waving, but no one has ever accused him of being “angry.” He’s eccentric. He’s fed-up. Donald Trump froths at the mouth every time he gets behind a podium.
Thanks for policing a woman’s tone, Howard. That never gets old. I’m sure Hillary is taking these notes. So helpful. The women of Twitter stepped up, and the response to this bullshit, sexist, tone-and-facial-expression-policing was awesome:
Here are some of the things Hillary was addressing in her speech: young Americans struggling under the weight of student debt, grandparents worried about retirement, families worried about the rising cost of childcare, and women struggling for equal pay…
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