On sexism, privilege and shitty white men

raf,750x1000,075,t,athletic_heather.2u1.jpgLet’s recall that Barack Obama rarely gave a speech without the media roundly criticizing his performance.  Let’s further recall that Hillary Clinton’s every vocal utterance of any length at all was frequently criticized as well, in terms one never ever hears when referring to speeches by white men.  Hillary’s voice and cadence were/are criticized constantly, and conservatives never missed a chance to complain that either Obama or Clinton always seemed to be talking down to them.

(They were talking down to you.  They are better than you, both of them, in nearly every imaginable way.)

So last night Cheetolini gave a speech to Congress.  I didn’t watch it, but from what I’ve heard he managed to both wear pants and pretend to be an adult who could actually read throughout the entire speech, which I’m sure he wrote not a single word of.  He has, of course, been receiving praise all day for finally “looking Presidential”– by which everyone means he spent the entire speech lying through his fucking teeth but managed to do it without shrieking, going off-script, or shitting himself, which are things we expect of ten-year-olds before they give a presentation in the fifth grade.

But he’s a white guy, so we’re alllllll gonna pretend that this was an important moment and praise him for it.  I haven’t heard anyone mention his voice once.  Dubya got the same treatment.

I don’t want to hear shit about participation trophies from white people ever again as long as I live.  This fucker got handed the biggest participation trophy in human fucking history just now, and the white assholes who scream the loudest about them all voted for him.

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