The Elizabeth Warren campaign has ended, her ambition to be the first woman president done in by the same thing that sunk Hillary Clinton: sexism. Many claim America isn't sexist, but then how come they refuse to vote for the most unlikable women on the planet?
Yes, people often say they’re willing to vote for a woman. But if they won’t cast a vote for some of the most unlikable women on the entire planet, will they really vote for any women ever?
Many have claimed they want someone who is a woman, qualified, honest, and likable, but when they’re given a choice of someone who is one out of four, we see that sexism still rules, as they vote for a man instead. “I just want someone who doesn’t make my skin crawl when I think of her,” they say, placing, once again, impossible standards on the most horrible women in human society.
In 2016, people had Hillary Clinton, someone so politically maladroit she barely seemed human, one of the most blatantly dishonest people anyone had ever seen, and someone people only ever heard of because of who her husband is. But she was a woman. And that just wasn’t good enough. And now we had Elizabeth Warren, an off-putting, nakedly political hack who lied about her heritage and has a bunch of unworkable plans with price tags beyond human comprehension. Though she may only be 1/1024th Native American, she is 99.9% woman. Still, people said they wanted more. Like anything more.
Instead, we must continue to elevate the most terrible women in this country until people finally elect one and prove they don’t hate women. This country can never, ever give in to sexism and put forward a female candidate people might actually like. Then the misogynists will win.