Hillary Clinton is no feminist

Hillary Clinton is no feminist
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton on US leading in coronavirus cases: Trump 'did promise "America First"' Democratic fears rise again as coronavirus pushes Biden to sidelines Clintons send pizza to NY hospital staff treating coronavirus MORE experienced the phenomenon in India last week when she once again displayed her angst over the 2016 election results.

Weaving a pathetic tapestry of derogatory accusations about mainstream American voters, the woman who claims her aim was to shatter the glass ceiling exemplified behavior that was anything but feminist.

By speaking ill not only of the President of the United States but Americans in general,  Hillary reminded voters why we should be thankful she’s not our president.

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For starters, she doesn’t walk the walk.

 

Hillary clearly disagrees with the founder of the modern feminist movement, Gloria Steinem, who once defined feminism as the idea of “all people being equal.”  She defines her supporters as “forward-moving” visionaries of a higher intellect, versus the apparently bigoted, knuckle-dragging, backward-thinking hicks that democrats hope you believe that republicans are.  

Hillary didn’t know it at the time — and clearly, after a 16-paragraph, not-so-eloquent Facebook mea culpa, she still doesn’t know it — but those derogatory statements violated Steinem’s golden rule that feminists “understand that there are many different ways to live and each person is not more important than the next but not less important either.”

Based upon textbook feminist philosophies,  she missed some other ground rules of female empowerment.

First, feminists aren’t supposed to lie.

The very premise of the American feminist movement is to uncover truth and expose disparities in everything from workplace pay to household chores (hello, Betty Friedan) to sexual harassment (the modern-day #MeToo movement). Getting at “the truth” has been a core component of feminism for decades.

Therefore, for Hillary to spin the yarn that Americans don’t want women to have jobs flies directly in the face of official government jobs data and evidence from even the most liberal networks that women’s unemployment has actually dropped under this administration (along with Hispanic unemployment). Women without jobs? Hardly.

Likewise when Hillary suggested that Trump-loving Americans don’t support “black people,” she was clearly lying because it has been widely reported that this president has achieved the lowest African-American unemployment in recorded history. In fact, it was under her friend Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaCivil rights leader Joseph Lowery dies at 98 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Airbnb - House to pass relief bill; Trump moves to get US back to work Obama thanks Fauci, Stephen Curry during Instagram Live session MORE, not Trump, that race relations declined to a record low.

Furthermore, for Hillary to suggest (in India, no less) that Trump supporters dislike Indian-Americans is also a bold-faced lie. To the contrary, republicans wholeheartedly support Trump’s appointed Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyCoronavirus sets off industry scramble for aid from Washington Why Klobuchar should be Biden's vice presidential pick Overnight Defense: 'Tens of thousands' of National Guard troops could be activated for coronavirus response | Hospital ships could take week to deploy | Trump says military to help Americans stuck in Peru MORE who just so happens to be a first-generation, female… yep, you guessed it… Indian.

Second, feminists don’t attack other women.

In India, Hillary had the nerve to suggest that women voters were told by their husbands to vote for Trump. Her statement suggests that women don’t have minds of their own.

However, the joke is on Hillary. By daring to suggest that women would be so weak as to allow another human being to determine their destiny, Hillary reveals more about her own self over the last three decades “standing by her man” more than she reveals about American women today. Already in the hotly contested 2018 elections in Alabama and Virginia, women have proven they are quite capable of making up their own minds, thank you very much.

Third, feminists ought to be patriotic, if nothing else.

As American women, we are blessed to live in the freest country in the world where our right to free speech is protected by the First Amendment. Compare our country to other nations where women aren’t afforded the right to drive, the right to vote, to wear what they what, not to say what they want. The fact that a top female presidential candidate and Wellesley graduate given every opportunity would look the American gift horse in the mouth is not only ungrateful but utterly un-feminine.

Even worse, Hillary offended what she called “backwards” Americans and she did so on foreign soil. It is a clear violation of American political speech through which esteemed leaders have tacitly agreed not to speak ill of one another while in a foreign country.

Lastly, feminists take responsibility for themselves.

Ever since writing her book, “What Happened,” Hillary has behaved like the O.J. Simpson of politics — out looking for the “real” killer of her campaign.

By failing to accept responsibility for her loss and being the liability who hamstrung her team’s efforts at every turn, she looks like a sore loser.

In the spirit of feminism, Hillary would be wise to take some sage advice from her soul sister Steinem, “The truth will set you free, but first it will (tick) you off.”

Indeed, Hillary must set herself free from the fairy tale that everyone except she was to blame — even if it ticks her off that America did, indeed, reject her.

Until then, her democratic party won’t be able to move forward, her country won’t be able to move forward, and the feminist ideals she claims to cherish so much won’t be able to move forward into the next generation. To her, that should be seen as the biggest loss of all.

Jen Kerns has served as a GOP strategist and writer for the U.S. presidential debates for FOX News. She previously served as communications director and spokeswoman for the California Republican Party, the Colorado Recalls over gun control, and the Prop. 8 battle over marriage which went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.