I grew up on the Massachusetts – New Hampshire border and lived for 33 years years not far from where this incident happened today in Salem, NH. It’s just another sad statement on the treatment Hillary Clinton is getting that is, to be frank oh, so sexist:
“Ah, the remnants of sexism — alive and well,” Clinton said to applause in a school auditorium.
The two men were removed from the hall after raising a pair of signs that said, “Iron my shirt!” They also shouted the same slogan.
“Can we turn the lights on? It’s awfully dark,” Clinton said, cueing the lights to come and police to come forward to take the men away.
The overflow crowd burst into applause and some began shouting, “Iron my shirt” as the two were taken from the hall.
“As I think has been abundantly demonstrated, I am also running to break through the highest and hardest glass ceiling,” she said.
Clinton later joked about the incident as she invited questions.
“If there’s anyone left in the auditorium who wants to learn how to iron a shirt, I’ll talk about that,” she said with a smile.
Becky nails it on Preemptive Karma: Go Iron Your Own Damned Shirt. And SusanUnPC points out, “The United States ranks 67th in the world in the number of women it has elected to office — between Zimbabwe and Turkistan, according to BBC World News.”
It’s pretty darn sad in my opinion that here I am in 2008 reporting on crap like this from a couple of young men who really ought to know better in this day and age. But, they don’t obviously, because as Hillary Clinton pointed out, sexism is still “alive and well.” We could change that with this election. Women, who make up nearly 50% of the population could say, we’re not going to take it anymore and elect a highly qualified liberal woman to be the first woman president. People like this are still very, very afraid of a Hillary Clinton presidency. Don’t let them win.
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