Structural #misogyny is as deeply entrenched as #racism. Women are paid less: only 5% of highest wage earners & 80% of lowest. 1 in 5 is raped, 1 in 4 a victim of DV. Hillary addressed BOTH racism & misogyny AND pledged to create a gender & race parous admin, upending status quo.
No other woman in US history got within reach of political power that #HillaryClinton did.

It took 242yrs.

Somehow that doesn't register with folks as a huge issue: that folks STILL want to invalidate HRC's accomplishments to refute what was done to her: A stolen presidency.
For weeks the nation stopped to fight for Al Gore in 2000. There wasn't a moment or a single recount for #HillaryClinton.

Why not?

Why did we just accept that states that hadn't voted #GOP in decades had narrowly--mere thousands, less than a half percent of votes--gone red?
Why did we discount 3M more votes and claim those 3M Americans didn't matter?

This question will be part of the historical record and will not treat it kindly. The men--because no women were/are in power--who could have done something to address this did not.

Disgraceful.
What no one, STILL, wants to acknowledge, is the impact misogyny has on our political system and how much ignoring that factor will continue to impact the nation.

America needs a woman POTUS to have someone, just once, speak for the 52%, the majority, the women of this country.
This isn't just about #HillaryClinton. It's about representation.

We all remember that amazing photo of the little black boy touching Obama's hair in the Oval.

We were cheated--literally--of little girls having a similar moment.

And yet, the focus is STILL on #HillaryClinton.
Every day @FoxNews reports on #HillaryClinton as if she WERE president.

Every week some center left or left publication--this week it was @TheAtlantic--claims Hillary is the real danger to America.

The obsession with #HillaryClinton is endemic to all political strata.
Trump actually got his DOJ to open an investigation into his former opponent.

And they have.

There will he hearings about her this week.

Seriously.

Like in Russia.
Stalinesque.

And the left & center, which should be outraged, is meh.
This country has made an example of this one woman of what not to do.

Do not strive for power as a woman.

Do not tell the truth about #racism and #misogyny.

Do not fight for your right to be an elder statesperson like every other man who has ever been nominated for POTUS.
Every day liberals and leftists decry the stolen #SCOTUS seat of #MerrickGarland and no one says "stop."

But the mostly women and POC who say the same about #HillaryClinton are dismissed and demeaned and told to "get over it."

We should never get over the injustice of this.
This is what really happened.

▪No one fought for the 1st woman nominee.

▪No one fought for the woman who got more votes than anyone in US history except Obama 2008.

▪No one fought for the person 3M more Americans voted for.

You have to keep asking why--though you know.

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Oct 9, 2018
I don't think men really understand how different it is to be a woman out in the world and how quickly things can turn dangerous.
When I was living in New Orleans, I was walking home from work one night. It was fall--dark early & foggy.
A man came out of the fog toward me.
1/
He said hi, I said hi.
As he started to pass me, he asked me if I had the time.
I looked at my watch, looked up, he had a gun pointed at me.
He hit me so fast I wasn't able to steel myself.
I fell to the ground.
He said, "I could rape you right now, but I don't have time."
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He wanted my money.
I had the grocery money for the entire house (I lived with 3 other people) in my purse.
He took it and disappeared into the fog.
The whole thing was maybe ten minutes, start to finish.
I was shaking so hard I could hardly get up.
My head was bleeding.
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Oct 4, 2018
The majority of the working class in America is women and POC.
And white men as a group haven't voted majority Democrat since 1964--they stopped after LBJ signed the the #VRA.
Flip the narrative and start listening to the ACTUAL working class--the rest of us.
Stop centering white men for everything.
Stop claiming only white men can save us from the damage white men did to us.
Women are the working class--my investigation here:

damemagazine.com/2018/04/12/wom…
.@matthewstoller is very worried about white men, but it's really women of all races who are facing the worst effects of economic and social stresses.
My investigation here:
damemagazine.com/2018/05/10/why…
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Oct 2, 2018
The relentlessness of passing over superb women with strong credentials & election histories in favor of whatever man is a headline at a moment is exhausting.

Two months ago it was Avenatti. Now it's O'Rourke.

Bypassing the majority of Americans--women--is a national disgrace.
O'Rourke is fine. He is not, Harris, Gillibrand or Klobuchar.

▪Gillibrand is Congress' leader on women's rights & sexual assault victims.
▪Harris set NN2018 on fire with her speeches reclaiming identity politics.
▪ Klobuchar highlighted #Kavanaugh's unfitness for SCOTUS.
Americans MUST stop looking past women to find some man, any man to supplant them.

It took THIRTY YEARS of incredibly hard work for @HillaryClinton to get to run for POTUS. The rules for women are so different. No one sees a woman give a single speech and says "president!"
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Oct 1, 2018
I lived in NOLA right after college.
I drank most every day, as did everyone I knew.
We were all in the domestic Peace Corps, all in our early 20s, all hardworking activists with stressful work.
We drank too much at Mardi Gras, New Year's.
It's absurd to claim #Kavanaugh didn't.
Those of us who've had alcoholics in our lives--like Klobuchar--tend to be careful about alcohol because we've been damaged by the drunks in our lives. I'm a control freak, so never liked being drunk, but lots of my friends did. What IS true, is most 20somethings drink to excess.
This new tack from the #GOP to dismiss #Kavanaugh's alcoholic drinking--& I am not saying he was/is an alcoholic, but he certainly drank like one--is just wrong. It undermines their own credibility and ignores reality: statistically the vast majority of teens/20s get drunk OFTEN.
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Sep 29, 2018
Let's talk about sex, #Kavanaugh & Venn diagram overlap of male entitlement.

I've written a lot about sex in various contexts. In the late 80s/early 90s I also gave safe sex workshops back when folks my age were dying 24/7 from #AIDS. My 1st book was on juvenile prostitution.
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Most of us know consensual and non-consensual sex differ. The entirety of #Kavanaugh's defense and his defenders' outrage is predicated on the presumption that no teenaged boy knows what consent is.

THEY. KNOW.

Some, like their adult counterparts, don't care.

This is key.
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Since #MeToo we've seen egregious serial rapists like #BillCosby and #HarveyWeinstein exposed & attempts made to prosecute them.

But there are "lesser" sexual assaults we've given a lighter hand to: Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Louis CK--too many to list.
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Sep 27, 2018
I gotta tell you, folks, I have been so sick for the past 2wks, I have really been scared.

Sept 22 House GOP passed their new cuts to Social Security Medicaid and Medicare out of committee. $1.2T in cuts.

That's the safety net.

I've always hoped I could fall there. No more.
I had to call my bestie today to have her come up and stay with me while The Wife is teaching.

Even with the oxygen, hard to breathe.

I had to cancel interviews for tomorrow, a radio appearance for Friday.

Chronic illness like #cancer is incapacitating at times.
We need to do better for sick and #disabled Americans.

It is so hard to work and be sick.

Never getting better sick.
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