It Continues to Be a Real Mystery Why Republicans Aren't Connecting with a Majority of Female Voters

[Content Note: Misogyny.]

Part wev in our ongoing series about Republicans' misogyny and part one wevillion in our ongoing "Hillary Sexism Watch."

See, here's the thing, Republicans: A lot of female voters are aware of how feminism works. That is, if you use misogyny in order to demean a female candidate just because you disagree with them, that doesn't magically render it unharmful to all other women. Misogyny, and misogynistic slurs, only have their power because they impugn womanhood, not individual women.

So when you're a female Republican candidate who involves your husband in your campaign, you might want to mention to him that it's neither decent nor smart politics to refer to the former First Lady of the United States and the nation's former Secretary of State as a "hag."
The husband of state Sen. Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa, called Hillary Clinton a "hag" on Facebook a year ago.

"Truly more of a hag now than when she was 1st Lady," Gail Ernst, Joni Ernst's husband, wrote on Facebook.
Obviously, I love every single thing about this, because it is awesome, but I think my favorite part is how the thrust of the insult seems to be that Clinton has aged in the last 14 years.

Truly a loathsome she-devil!

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