Hillary Sexism Watch, Part Wev in an Endless Series

[Content Note: Misogyny; ageism; body policing; reference to Hitler.]

And so it begins (again), in the most tedious way possible:
Don Feder of the World Congress of Families is out today with a column titled "Top Ten Reasons Why Hitlery Will Never Be President," in which he calls the former secretary of state "a frustrated, middle-aged feminist who's perpetually incensed."
I love the idea of someone who calls Clinton "Hitlery" accusing her of being "perpetually incensed."

Feder, decrying Clinton as an elitist and a radical ideologue, ends his piece by asserting that Clinton will be brought down by "the hideousness factor."
10. The Hideousness Factor – Lyndon Baines Johnson was the last profoundly ugly candidate to be elected president, and he was a legacy of the martyred JFK. Voters don't want a leader who looks frazzled or frumpy. We're told that Lincoln was too homely to be elected president in an age of television and paparazzi. But Lincoln's homely face had a dignity, a gravitas. If nothing else, we want a face that reassures us, not one that scares us, a la Night of the Living Alinskyites.
She's practically a monster! Gee, where I have heard that fully one million times before?

Obviously, no matter what Hillary Clinton actually looked like, it wouldn't justify assessing her fitness for the presidency on the basis of her appearance, but I mean:

image of Hillary Clinton standing at a podium smiling, wearing a purple jacket
[Photo taken at the 30th Anniversary National Conference of Emily's List, March 3, 2015.]

I'd love to say that looks don't matter and are totally irrelevant to the US presidency, but that wouldn't be true. Candidates' appearances do matter, even though they shouldn't. And the fact is that Hillary Clinton is not "hideous." If she were, she wouldn't have made it this far in US politics.

That said, if you can't find ten reasons to criticize Hillary Clinton that have nothing to do with her age or appearance or being a woman, you probably ought to just concede she's an awesome candidate and go take a nap.

Because, for real, I can find ten reasons to criticize Hillary Clinton on policy. But, then again, I'm not a misogynist shitlord who thinks "you ugly!" is a substantive criticism.

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