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Annals of feminist grievances: Beto had his WIFE at his side when he announced he was running–and she was SMILING!

March 15, 2019

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March 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m.: Beto O’Rourke declares his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination via a video featuring him with his wife, Amy, sitting at his side.

March 14, 2019, 10:01 a.m.: Feminists across America denounce Beto O’Rourke for declaring his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination with his wife, Amy, sitting at his side.

Yup, fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, and feminists gotta…complain about something or other.

From the HuffPost: “Beto O’Rourke’s Presidential Campaign Is Already Highlighting Sexist Double Standards”

“I am so sick of wives being forced to silently gaze!!! Why even include her?” The Wing co-founder Audrey Gelman tweeted.

Twitter user Anne Walker noticed the same awkward issue, tweeting: “During which his wife sits there, looks on adoringly & is NEVER ACKNOWLEDGED. If the roles were reversed, men would be up in arms about a woman’s accessory puppet husband.”

Then, from tweeter Emilia, the inevitable reductio ad Hillary:

Beto O’Rourke lost, but he’s running for president. Bernie Sanders lost, but he’s running for president. But Hillary Clinton shouldn’t even show her face in the world of politics again. Sexism and double standards, my friends.

From CNN’s distaff side:

CNN political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson was one of the first to point out the subtle sexism and racism inherent in the initial burst of positive coverage of O’Rourke’s candidacy.

“Jack Kerouac-style, he roams around, jobless (does he not need a job?) to find himself and figure out if he wants to lead the free world. This is a luxury no woman or even minority in politics could ever have,” Henderson wrote on Thursday.

“But O’Rourke, tall, handsome, white and male, has this latitude, to be and do anything,” she continued. “His privilege even allows him to turn a loss to the most despised candidate of the cycle into a launching pad for a White House run.”


And, Beto, don’t say this again in feminist hearing:

The criticism was fueled by a comment O’Rourke made during his first campaign stop in Keokuk, Iowa, on Thursday.

“I just got a call from my wife, Amy, who is back in El Paso, Texas, where she is raising ― sometimes with my help ― Ulysses, who is 12, Molly, who is 10, and their little brother Henry, who is 8 years old,” he reportedly said Thursday.

Some people were not pleased with how casually he referred to his relative absence from his kids’ lives and the responsibility he left to his wife.

“Imagine [fellow presidential contender Kirsten] Gillibrand saying this about her kids and still having a viable campaign,” Marie Claire editor Chloe Angyal tweeted.

Whatever happened to Betomania? Sometimes you get the idea that feminists will seize on anything to complain about.

Posted by Charlotte Allen

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One Comment
  1. Enal Kreeny permalink

    This post reminded me of the Tammy Wynette boy-girl relationship CANON for obvious reasons. I’ve heard this song many times…. And somehow I never noticed the massive sledge she snuck in there. Well played, Tammy!

    “You’ll have bad times
    And he’ll have good times,
    Doin’ things that you don’t understand
    But if you love him you’ll forgive him,
    Even though he’s hard to understand
    And if you love him oh be proud of him,
    ‘Cause after all he’s just a man”

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