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September 15, 2016

Washington Post: Of Course Hillary Clinton Was Forced To Lie About Her Health, Because of Sexism

So, yes, this will be the excuse offered for the next four years, as it's been the excuse offered for the last 40: Every crime this corrupt monster commits is one she was forced to commit by a Patriarchy conspiring against her.

As the weaker sex, which is only true as concerns upper-body muscle mass (about 40 percent less) and significantly less testosterone (hence less invading, marauding and pillaging), women tend to hide anything that might suggest “weaker sex.” This is absurd on its face, but it also happens to be true.

Thus, Clinton soldiered on [no more "POWERED THROUGH"? -- ace], trying to keep to schedule despite probably feeling awful, and paid a high price for denial. Her silence about the pneumonia wasn’t so much a lack of transparency, as news-gazers have extrapolated, as it was a valiant attempt to stay the course and preclude exactly what happened. People began to wonder about her health. Critics found it easy to conclude: She’s weak; she’s frail; she’s a woman, after all.

When did it become a liability to be sick, which all of us are from time to time? For women, it began when they entered the male-dominated workplace en masse a generation ago and worked twice as hard to be as good as a man. This likely is why Clinton would rather suffer in silence than endure further scrutiny about her ability to serve — a deplorable reality deserving of its own basket.

I think this writer deserves a basket.

Ed Driscoll catches Time magazine making the same girlish whine. (Sorry ladies -- if you're going to avoid the adult concept of accountability by whining "but we're giiiirls," then you get called girls.)

To admit she had pneumonia would be to admit weakness in front of the American people. But a 68-year-old woman who was diagnosed with pneumonia, then stood in 90-degree heat in a bullet-proof vest and a few layers of clothes for over an hour before giving up embodies strength, not weakness. She is so dedicated to her country and her quest that even pneumonia won’t stop her.

90 degrees?

Are these SuperWomen of Infinite Potential (Except That They Cry When Men Throw Shade At Them) unable to read fucking thermometers now?

Oh by the way -- pneumonia, or some neurological issue, did in fact stop her.

Did you forget the video, Sweetheart?

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