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Crush The Witch

What is this crap?
Crush The Witch
Image from: New York Times

Taylor Marsh spotted it. She writes:

But in what world of commentary in the 21st century is it okay to show Hillary Clinton’s crushed corpse, in an ode to the Wicked Witch theme in Wizard of Oz?

The non-mobile version is here.

The artist is a woman -- Rebekka Dunlap -- but maybe there's no reason to be surprised at that. Over the years we've just gotten used to seeing Clinton portrayed as a horrible female monster, so Dunlap probably assumes it's no big deal.

I'm reminded of Erica Barnett's 2008 Hillary-hate link collection:

... The misogyny from the media, from supposedly liberal blogger doodz , commenters on this blog, and just about everywhere during this campaign has been despicable. This kind of shit ought to be behind us: Hillary Clinton is a bitch. A big ol’ bitchy bitch. And a cunt. A “big fucking whore.” Fortunately, you can “call a woman anything.” She’s “Nurse Ratched.” She’ll castrate you if she gets a chance. She would like that....

Barnett's post went on and on, through dozens more links. Maybe it was heavy-handed. But she was right about the level of sexist contmpt that was simply seen as acceptable by an awful lot of people if it was in reference to Hillary.

One of the links above is to a post of mine -- remember the Hillary Nutcracker?

I expressed outrage at that, then wound up backing Obama in the primaries. I had a lot of problems with the '08 Clinton campaign. I still wonder whether we'd have wound up with John McCain as secretary of defense in a Hillary administration, just for starters.

And yet the misogyny was outrageous. And, clearly, it still is.

Cross-posted at No More Mister Nice Blog


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