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Monday, April 17, 2017

Dear Susan Bordo,

Your recent Guardian op-ed, "The destruction of Hillary Clinton: sexism, Sanders and the millennial feminists," based on your new book The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, seeks to explain "how the most qualified candidate ever to run for president lost the seemingly unlosable election."

Your findings are clear: my generation of millennial feminists who supported Sanders lost Clinton the election. As a feminist, philosopher, and professor of women's and gender studies, you ground your analysis in theory and your experience teaching millennial women. I would like to offer commentary that could help you learn more about what we millennial feminists think -- to indict us more effectively or exonerate us for destroying candidate Clinton and creating President Trump.

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Young women owe your generation of feminists much. But you owe us honesty, respect, and compassion. That's what many of us millennial feminists felt Hillary Clinton failed to provide. So, you can defend Hillary Clinton's positions and praise her pragmatism and political expediency. But you can't pretend she hasn't changed. Or that she and Sanders were equally progressive or establishment. Or you can. But you're fooling yourself. If you really believe the millennial feminists you target in your piece are no less feminist than your generation of feminists, then you owe it to yourself and us and our common future to figure out what we value and need in this very different and precarious world of rampant greed, shameful income inequality, militarism, and endless war, overt and covert. And when you figure that out, maybe you can share it with Hillary Clinton.

Sincerely,

Katie

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She's right, you know that.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-04-17 10:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sorry Millennial Feminists, you had a duty, a sacred duty, to keep Donald J. Trump from the Presidency. You failed. You and everyone else who didn't do everything in their power to keep him out of office are responsible. Blame Clinton, blame Sanders, blame the DNC do anything you feel you need to do, but in the end look in the mirror. You chose something over the fate of our nation and the world. Everything else pales in comparison.

Whether it was purity or a third party candidate that had no chance, or a less than perfect Clinton, YOU HAD AN OBLIGATION to the now and future generations. You should be ashamed and guilty.

Grow up and accept responsibility.

#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-04-17 10:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

#2 Translation: shut up and vote for a candidate you hate.

No, this is on the DNC, for being corrupt. Bernnie should have won the nomination, and he would also have won the election.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-04-17 10:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Needed a TRiGGeR alert for this thread..

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-04-17 11:17 PM | Reply

#2

Bravo!

Milineals, and other purity pony rats, er, riders, are running out of excuses. 10 years from now America will be realizing what they lost in SC nominations alone due to their self-indulgence.

- Bernnie should have won the nomination,

Bernie should have gotten 4 million more votes... guess what? Once he didn't, he, at least, knew what was the right thing to do for his country rather than selfishly abstaining from the real battle and giving us Trump.

- he would also have won the election.

Yeah, see because a general election in Red America is much more liberal than a Dem primary.

Puh-lease. Get a brain.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2017-04-18 12:57 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#2 | Posted

The DNC had A OBLIGATION NOT TOO screw over 1 candidate in favor of a another candidate.

Do you really think that people who saw that will thuoght, that well this is a good and honest party I should vote for it, after what it did to one of its own candidate, especially with the fact that the candidate it chose was running around sucking up as much wall-street money she could.

Trump is horrible he never should have been elected but the DNC behaved like a corrupt 3rd world nation political party and hillary looked like a complete wall-street sell out and campaigned like she deserved by divine right the presidency and spent a huge chunk of her time fund raising with the uber rich instead of being out there with the voters.

Both her and the DNC sucked and people were pissed rightly so and didnt want to reward the Dems for their corruption and sucking up to the super rich and thank to that we have a self centered insane idiot for president.

At this time though I think peoples efforts should be focus more on Trump and the repubs in the house and Senate and the reform of the Dem party then focusing on hillary, she is gone and will never be president.

lets move on

#6 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-04-18 01:25 AM | Reply

The DNC had an obligation to screw Bernie. Bernie wasn't a Democrat until it was convenient.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-04-18 08:27 AM | Reply

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-04-18 08:27 AM | R

Right Bernie has and still does caucuse with the Dems has raised money for the Dems and had a hell of a lot of people join the Dem party and is now on a speaking tour with the head of the DNC to get people to run as Dems and to vote Dem.

But the DNC had a obligation to screw Bernie.

Thats freaking ridiculous and shows a lack of faith in the Democratic process and makes the Dems look like scum bags.

what B.S.

#8 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-04-18 09:18 AM | Reply

He's a registered Independent. He's not even in the Democrat party. He only joined to run for President.

If you don't put in the work with the party, you don't deserve to be in the party, let alone attempt to lead it.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-04-18 09:41 AM | Reply

YOU HAD AN OBLIGATION

Within that statement lies the primary problem with the Democratic Party: they believe in free will as long as it is free will they endorse. No true liberal or libertarian would ever have uttered those words as they relate to casting a vote.

If you really believe the millennial feminists you target in your piece are no less feminist than your generation of feminists, then you owe it to yourself and us and our common future to figure out what we value and need in this very different and precarious world of rampant greed, shameful income inequality, militarism, and endless war, overt and covert.

And within THAT statement lies the problem with modern millennial feminism: their message is merely a piece of a larger anti-capitalism, anti-war, and non-feminism social justice causes. They have allowed feminism to be co-opted by larger and better funded socialist and social justice movements. By doing so, they allow the failures and flaws of the larger movements to taint the feminist movement.

#10 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-04-18 11:09 AM | Reply

Happy Schadenfreude-Day my friends!

#11 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-04-18 12:36 PM | Reply

If you don't put in the work with the party, you don't deserve to be in the party, let alone attempt to lead it.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-04-18 09:41 AM | R

As been pointed out over and over again he has put a lot of work with the Dem party.

and he is still doing a lot of work with the Dem party.

to think that the DNC has a obligation to screw over one of their own candidates is undemocratic and resembles more a long the line of 3rd world corrupt political party.

#12 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-04-18 01:07 PM | Reply

I love it when those who play identity politics turn on each other.

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-04-18 01:36 PM | Reply

Funny that a young woman from a generation of Americans that has been screwed over big time felt the need to explain that her interests are different than those of the generation who did the screwing over.

The letter could have boiled down to "I didn't support Hillary because I'm not a rich old fart and my opportunities are only becoming fewer".

The entitlement Hillary supporters feel towards the votes of people to whom Hillary promised nothing is still hilarious.

#14 | Posted by Sully at 2017-04-18 01:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

As been pointed out over and over again he has put a lot of work with the Dem party.

#12 | POSTED BY PUNCHYPOSSUM AT 2017-04-18 01:07 PM | FLAG:

Saying it over and over again doesn't make it true.

He was not a member. He "caucused" sometimes, which means absolutely nothing. He has been involved in politics for decades but was only involved in Dem fundraising for the last 5, that thing he's supposed to be against, getting $$ from the 0.1% donors. That has to contrast with Hillary that has been in the party the entire time, is the most prolific fundraiser in party history, etc, etc.

He didn't put in the work, he didn't deserve to win. It's nice that he's finally gotten around to it, but he's about 3 decades too late to be taken seriously as a Democrat.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-04-18 02:25 PM | Reply

- but he's about 3 decades too late to be taken seriously as a Democrat.

Bernie did us a great service by exposing who they really are. F'em.

You want my vote, DNC? Jettison the corporate war wing and get back to basics.

#16 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-04-19 12:27 PM | Reply

I don't understand the party loyalty argument re: Sanders.

Why would a rational human being who puts the welfare of Americans over the success of a political party care about what Sanders has done for the Democrats?

The criticism about lining up delegates makes sense because if you are going to seek a party's nomination, you have to play the game their way.

But the rest of it is nonsensical to me. If anything, extreme loyalty to a political party should be a negative in the minds of a voter. At the point where politicians are making decisions based on what is good for a party rather than the country, the party just becomes yet another selfish special interest that is subverting our government.

#17 | Posted by Sully at 2017-04-19 12:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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