Perpetrators of sexism and harassment frequently transcend party and gender lines. The hate comes from men, women, Republicans and Democrats alike. “Because of the treatment women often receive in the media, and particularly on social media, that discourages women who want to protect their families and their children and even sometimes their own reputations and privacy,” said Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. “And that discouragement simply narrows the pool of people willing to throw their hats in the ring.”
Let's start out by saying there is no place for sexism in the world, in politics or in anyone's everyday life. That being said, there is also no room for many things in our everyday lives.
Republican candidate for Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch compared same-sex marriage to marrying a clock during a radio interview. “This is a slippery slope,” Kleefisch said. “In addition to that at what point are we going to be okay marrying inanimate objects? Can I marry this table or this, you know, clock? Can we marry dogs? “This is ridiculous,” continued Kleefisch. “And biblically, again, I’m going to go right back to my fundamental Christian beliefs marriage is between one man and one woman.”
Should we only treat women who live the life we feel they should live as equals? How can one who deals with discrimination based on things out of her control everyday, go from dealing with it to dishing it out almost in the same breath?
We could ask newly elected Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley the same:
Tweetsmentioning Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley, the conservative candidate in the April judicial election, referred to her as a “worthless whore,” a “ho” and a “psycho bitch.”
So we should worry more about the anonymous internet trolls than one of two people who have a chance to President of the US? Will the people who have to deal with sexism on a daily nasis also come out for Trump for President?