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This ad filled me with so much anger that I'm still afraid on whether I can type properly. I am not a woman because I voted for a man to tell me how to live my life. Sex should not be equated with maturity, nor should voting if
This ad filled me with so much anger that I'm still afraid on whether I can type properly. I am not a woman because I voted for a man to tell me how to live my life. Sex should not be equated with maturity, nor should voting if you're simply going to be giggling and winking and nudging people over how clever and coy you are, and suggesting that every female who votes differently is not as grown up or special as you are. It's degrading and insulting that my entire political value as a human being has been reduced to birth control, as if women could not have any other possible concerns. And if we're going to be getting all giggly about our "first times", what about women who are voting for Jill Stein in this election? Are they still girls?
I loved the Libertarian counterpoint to this insulting garbage, though:
No offense to anyone who wants to interpret them differently, but MOST ads oriented specifically to females which come out of democrats are a bit sexist. They seem to indirectly imply that all females should care about is the slight alteration in sexual freedom they promise them, and it's generally presented in a "because you want to or SHOULD want to be more open about it" kind of way. Doing that once might not be sexist, but this is their main "thing" for them. As if universal things like the economy is something only males care about, and females care about female-specific issues only.
And let's not even get into the fact that they (the ones that are doing this often being male themself) often call any female who votes republican "brainwashed;" as if they're not allowed to have their own opinion on how things should be run, if it conflicts the image that's trying to be pushed, which they "should" want. Because males treating females like they're inferior second class entities is somehow "okay" when it's done the democrat version.
I'm not republican either. But I'm just calling it how I see it. Both parties accuse eachother of sexism, and pretend that they don't have any, but neither are willing to admit that there's more than one kind of sexism. Red herrings abound when anyone zones in on anything that would break their own internal image.