How we know that our political discourse has completely lost its way

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, August 12, 2011 21:18 EDT
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So, we have a woman running for President who literally believes that her god made women to be the helpmeets of men, and that marriage should be built around women submitting to their husbands.  And this belief, being weird—especially for someone who claims she wants to run the entire nation—was asked about during a debate. 

And this is "sexist"?

No, it's not.  The belief she has  is sexist.  Asking a candidate about her sexist beliefs is well within bounds.  If a politician were running and followed a religion that believed that people under 5'4" were not fully human and should be routinely beat about the head by taller people, it wouldn't be sizeist to make her explain that belief to people she expects to vote for her, either. She's sizeist to believe that. 

It's pathetic that this is even being debated.  Stop letting conservatives who pretend to have the sense of very small children run us around in circles like this. Please.  

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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