It’ll soon be all over for Donald Trump. He was already limping from many self-inflicted wounds by the time PussyGate broke. But that scandal repulsed women, giving Hillary Clinton a huge lead among them. But it would have been much better for feminism, argues Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia, if Hillary had lost to a good man rather than won against a bad one.
The notion that women are as capable as men of occupying high office is now firmly entrenched in the zeitgeist. A female U.S. president was a question of when not if. So feminists could have waited for a less flawed candidate. But now they’ll be stuck with one who can’t promote their cause without being jeered at and undercutting their movement.