I want to make something perfectly clear.
Madeleine Albright doesn’t speak for me. Yesterday when she said, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” I nearly went through the roof. She was addressing millennial women, the young women who for some strange reason don’t feel obligated to vote for Hillary Clinton just because she’s a woman. Of course, that also implies that women of her generation do feel obligated to vote for Hillary — a gross, unwarranted generalization.
How dare she imply that any woman of any age is stupid or shallow enough to vote for Hillary just because she’s a woman. Except, of course, that’s apparently all the reason she needs. Sad. I used to think she was pretty smart.
Last week Hillary herself, in the Democratic debate, said, “Sen. Sanders is the only person who I think would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president, as exemplifying the establishment.” There she is, playing the gender card herself, claiming that because she’s a woman she can’t possibly be the establishment.
Okay, I’ll stop now. I said all this last fall and really didn’t intend to revisit the issue. But dammit, people keep pushing that gender button …