While today’s cartoon might appear to be a clear example of blatant misogyny, it is actually “meta” misogyny which celebrates and empowers women by ironically mocking those who would mischaracterize misogyny for their own political benefit. Like this bitch, for instance.
Again, “meta” misogyny in the service of humor! Jon Swift (the author of the seminal work on politics, “Gullible’s Travails”) would totally be high-fiving us about now.
The (ahem) “news” story, if you were lucky enough to have missed it, is that Hillary Clinton has returned from 40 years of God-ordained wandering in the wilderness, fasting and having religious visions, to face the cold hard facts about her election loss. And according to Hillary, those facts are that the Russians magically hacked the election, FBI Director James Comey was a suicide bomber, and everybody in America – including women – hates women. [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/07/hillary-clinton-blames-comey-wikileaks-and-misogyny-for-2016-loss.html]
“Certainly misogyny played a role,” the bitter, garishly-dressed, stringy-haired old woman whined, “That just has to be admitted.”
Well, no, it doesn’t have to be admitted. [CtH: This is EXACTLY what I thought when I read her whining!] There are female leaders all over the world, and countless women in positions of authority – including governmental authority – here in the United States. So it seems likely that Hillary’s unpopularity isn’t so much linked to her gender as it is tied to her long history of being a horrible human being, serial liar, inept politician, rape enabler, and thief.
All of which might become clear to Hillary if, instead of looking for answers in a “glass ceiling,” she looked for them in a mirror.