Robin Lakoff has a bit of a hissy fit over at Time regarding EmailGate, deeming it sexxxxxist
‘It’s not about emails; it’s about public communication by a woman’
I am mad. I am mad because I am scared. And if you are a woman, you should be, too. Emailgate is a bitch hunt, but the target is not Hillary Clinton. It’s us.
The only reason the whole email flap has legs is because the candidate is female. Can you imagine this happening to a man? Clinton is guilty of SWF (Speaking While Female), and emailgate is just a reminder to us all that she has no business doing what she’s doing and must be punished, for the sake of all decent women everywhere. There is so much of that going around.
The people are demanding Clinton act like moral exemplars, thundering from the pulpit like Jonathan Edwards or Cotton Mather. But Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh and their many conservative friends are not remotely Clinton’s moral superiors. They are simply bullies, using gender discrimination to give a veneer of plausibility to their accusations.
So, we have to be Clinton supporters to demand that she act in a moral manner? Of course, it is years to late for that. But, hey, gender discrimination. Apparently, the super strong Hillary Clinton needs protection to operate.
FBI Chief James Comey has shown himself to be another bully of the same kind. He has repeatedly talked down to Clinton, admonishing her as a bad parent would a 5-year-old. He has accused her of “poor judgment” and called her use of a private email server “extremely careless.” If Comey’s a Boy Scout, here’s one old lady who will never let him help her across the street.
If you can believe it, an adult wrote that. Someone who is in charge of teaching. Teaching an obscure and rather meaningless discipline, linguistics, and works for the U of California Berkeley, but, an adult teacher nonetheless. Is it really worth responding on a point by point basis, or, use
It really doesn’t get any better, either. She even attempts to turn this whole thing into a Free Speech issue, which, apparently, only men are entitled to in this society, according to Ms. Lakoff. Because Free Speech has always been about initiating a private email server against federal law, Executive Office and State Dept rules, then pass classified and sensitive information through it, some at the highest levels of classification which people who received it had no security clearance to view it, then delete emails in violation of subpoena, then lie and obfuscate.
She ends with
Imagine the emails the Trump campaign must be exchanging … Now those would be legitimately interesting!
Probably. But, do they involve transmitting America’s secrets in a manner contradicted by law? Doesn’t matter, because this is about sexxxxxism.
Crossed at Right Wing News.