What Are You Even Talking About, Sir?

[Content Note: Misogyny.]

On Friday night, one of Bernie Sanders' senior advisors, Tad Devine, appeared on MSNBC with Chris Hayes, and here is a thing he actually said: "Listen, I think it's very important that we have, you know, diversity in our representation. And it's great that women are getting more and more involved in politics and we encourage that."

So, this is pretty interesting, ahem, in a couple of different ways.

For one, based on Sanders' ugly pattern of commentary on his female opponents, what I'm hearing is: "We encourage women to get involved in politics. Just not Hillary Clinton. Or Stella Hackel. Or Madeleine Kunin. Or..."

Secondly, Devine is talking only about women getting involved in electoral politics (and he's still wrong). Because all women are involved in "politics," whether we want to be or not.

To be a woman in the US is to exist with a politicized body.

Of course, I don't expect anyone affiliated with the Sanders campaign to acknowledge that at this point. Which doesn't say a whole lot for his campaign.

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