I am getting so tired of the Hillary Clinton bashing campaign. Time after time I keep hearing derogatory comments about Hillary Clinton and the media seems to be turning a blind eye. When Don Imus made a racist remark about the Rutgers Women’s basketball team, there was a national outrage and he lost his job. I can think of at least a dozen media commentators that have made sexist remarks about Hillary Clinton — the first woman to come so close to a presidential nomination — and nobody seems to care.
So what’s the message we’re sending to women? That it’s perfectly acceptable to make derogatory comments towards women? I get it, racism is NOT ok. Why not apply the same standard to sexism? Why is it OK to treat an entire gender with this kind of hatred?
And speaking of the word “bitch”… it seems that this word is thrown at certain kind of women to take away from the qualities that are deemed highly respectable in men. Women who are assertive, independent, opinionated, unafraid. From Chris Matthews to Alex Castellanos, Hillary Clinton has been called a “she-devil” and white bitch and for what? For being a strong candidate that’s giving all these male politicians a run for their money? For not stepping down? For not going back to the kitchen where most of these men would rather see a woman.
Why do these men have a problem with the gender that gave birth to them? What exactly about Hillary makes her a bitch? If these men have mommy issues and have decided to take it out on the entire female gender, I suggest they seek therapy.
And shame on CNN and every other media organization that continues to accept sexism as part of the news coverage. If anyone had dared to utter a racist comment about Senator Obama on any of the news networks, they would not have a job right now. I think it’s time these news networks gave women the same respect. If sexism doesn’t register on their agenda, maybe they should take note of the buying power of the millions of women and what the loss of viewership will mean to their ad revenue.