Cheaper Than Therapy?

Are women, especially older women, taking grievances about their own lives out on Barak Obama? One political science professor, Laura McKenna, says yes (h/t Instapundit). She explains:

Maureen Dowd stereotypes die-hard Hillary voters as “shoulder-pad feminists” — women who came of age in the era of shoulder pads and still see sexism everywhere. They are ticked off about injustices in their own lives. They relate to Hillary who jokes about her wrinkles. Their hatred of Obama is intensifying as his success grows: a slick young guy takes the spotlight again. . . .Most women — myself included — don’t experience these forms of soft sexism until later in life. We’re sailing through school work, out pacing men in the classroom. It’s only when the hard realities of family and work hit that women understand that they get the short end of the stick. As a result, women are mad. And they are carrying that grudge into the voting booth.

Well, if all politics is personal (the feminists had it the other way around) then voting is just an opportunity to express your inner resentments, grudges, and fears. Skip the issues, in other words, and get to the point–the petty personal bones voters want to pick.

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