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Wed Jan 16, 2019, 07:05 PM

Heh. Point?

To all feminists out there -male allies alike - this has truth attached

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Soph0571 Jan 2019 OP
zaj Jan 2019 #1

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 07:15 PM

1. This is definitely true, but...


I think it's actually much more complicated.

1) Elizabeth Warren is both wonky and inspiring... Hillary was not inspiring, just wonky.

2) It matters both that

---- Strong Women become more familiar, more understood, more accepted, and...

---- We must recognize that likeability, comfort, inspiration, are all reasons people make choices about voting. And it doesn't matter what they *should* feel when they vote. It matters what they *do* feel when they vote.

If that means, that strong women have to deal with the disadvantage of not being accepted by random but critical voter, then they have to do whatever things are necessary to improve likeability, because it matters for electability. And if they can't or won't, then step aside and let those who are willing to develop their likeability.

This is the exact same view I have for all of the past "likeability" challenged men who have struggled to win as well including Al Gore, John Kerry, and Michael Dukakis, etc.

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