I Am Grateful for Her Voice

[Content Note: Misogyny.]

Well, it turns out I had a few more things to say about the criticism of Hillary Clinton's voice after all:
I have heard her say in her speeches over and over: "We have to defend all our rights! Workers' rights and women's rights, civil rights and voting rights, LGBT rights and rights for people with disabilities!" Those are words, in my estimation, that are worth shouting.

She has successfully normalized speaking about the rights of workers, women, people of color, LGBT folks, and disabled people in every speech, permanently raising the bar on what we can expect of Democratic presidential candidates. If you hear those words, but can't get past the voice in which they're delivered to focus on how lovely and amazing they are, the problem isn't Hillary Clinton.

It's funny how often women's "shouting" problems are really other people's listening problems.
As always, head on over to BNR to read the rest.

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