The reality is that they are both the same thing.
Of course, that never stopped the media from blatant cases of double-think otherwise. Over at PBS Newshour, correspondent Daniel Bush argues that only if white men refuse to vote for Clinton is it sexism … even while arguing in the exact same article that people should vote for Clinton just because she has a vagina. The irony of using a sexist position to criticize others’ supposed sexism is beyond Mr. Bush, apparently.
This sort of stuff is all over the media right now, and indeed Facebook and Twitter as well. Even if many people (like myself) don’t want to vote for Hillary because we think she is untrustworthy or conniving or has bad policy positions … none of that matters, refusing to vote for Hillary is an act of sexism. Because – wait for it – you should vote for someone based on what is between their legs. And that, my friends, is the very definition of sexism.
Whether it be schadenfreude or just plain obliviousness, we have reached a point where being blatantly sexist (but in socially acceptable ways) to criticize someone else for being sexist is now part of the mainstream. The irony is palpable.
Now, if you read this blog on a regular basis at all, you know I’m not big on using the various -isms as shaming language, it’s mostly a tactic for stifling legitimate debate and/or certain ideas. But the mere fact that the Progressives and SJWs are engaging in the exact behavior they claim to despise (e.g. “Sexism”) should tell you something.
Make no mistake, Hillary herself is playing on this current paradigm. Pulling out the Woman Card when needed to rebuke any man (whether that be Bernie Sanders or Trump or anyone else) who tries to criticize her. Her team is even pumping out the #ImWithHer hashtag. And I predict that will only continue, if not increase, during the general election this fall.
In short, Hillary’s is a sexist platform … built on the idea that we should judge someone based purely on their biological sex. People who vote for Hillary purely because she is a woman are, by definition, sexist. It is not a revocation of sexism, but the embrace of it.